Police are warning the public to “remain vigilant” after a man was shot dead in what is believed to be a bikie-related homicide.
A WA Police spokesman confirmed homicide squad detectives were in charge of the investigation into the killing of a man aged in his 30s in Gnangara on Thursday afternoon.
A man, aged in his 30s, was found dead with gun shot wounds about 4pm. It is understood two shots were fired.
Rebels bikie Joseph Raimondi, who has been described as a close friend of slain Rebels boss Nick Martin, was seen at the scene on Thursday night.
Its unclear at this stage whether any early arrests had been made but early reports suggested there are one or possibly two people in custody helping police with inquiries.
“We urge anyone in the area to remain vigilant, and if anyone sights any person, or vehicle, acting in a suspicious manner, to contact police immediately,” the spokesman said.
Details surrounding the incident are still coming to hand, with the homicide squad only arriving at the scene about 7pm.
The probe comes just days after The West Australian revealed more than 300 bikies or people with serious links to outlaw motorcycle gangs held firearms licences.
The investigation also comes almost two years since Martin was assassinated at Perth Motorplex in December 2020.
Martin was shot by a paid hitman, a former soldier who was jailed last year for 20 years over the murder that shocked WA.
Former Martin ally David Pye is accused of orchestrating the assassination and it is alleged he also ordered the same hitman to take out Comanchero Ray Cilli, who is believed to be hiding out in Thailand.
Martin lived in Gnangara, the same suburb where the latest homicide investigation is centred, in a $1 million compound with his wife Amanda.