In a small town east of Perth, an urgent manhunt is underway for an individual identified as Lachlan Bowles, aged 25, following an alarming incident. Reports indicate that a person has been shot at a grain silo in Kellerberrin, approximately 200 kilometers east of Perth. The incident prompted authorities to issue an ‘active shooter alert,’ urging residents to remain indoors and avoid traveling.
The events unfolded this morning when a man, believed to be Lachlan Bowles, discharged a firearm at the grain silo before fleeing the area in a vehicle. One person sustained injuries during the shooting and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention.
Who is Lachlan Bowles?
Lachlan Bowles, described as approximately 175 centimeters tall with a slim build, brown hair, and blue eyes, is the subject of an urgent search by law enforcement. He was last seen in the Kellerberrin area around 8:40 am. Police believe he may be armed and have issued a warning for the public not to approach him or his vehicle, a gray 2007 Holden Commodore with the registration 1CRB 764.
The situation has prompted a substantial deployment of police resources to the Wheatbelt area. Residents in the vicinity of Mission Road, spanning Kellerberrin and Bencubbin, have been advised to remain indoors and avoid any form of travel.
As the search for Lachlan Bowles continues, the small farming community of Kellerberrin remains on high alert, with emergency services responding promptly to ensure the safety of local residents.