‘Lovely people’: Two dead after gunshots fired at Perth home

Two people have been found dead at a home in Perth after police were called to reports of gunshots.

Two people have been found dead at a home in Perth after police were called to reports of gunshots. Photo: 7NEWS

Two people are dead and a third is fighting for life after numerous gunshots were fired at a home in an upmarket Perth suburb.

Locals reported hearing at least eight shots ringing out from the home on Berkeley Crescent, Floreat, where it’s believed a woman and her two daughters lived.

Police said two people were found dead inside the house — which 7NEWS reports were believed to be the bodies of a man and woman.

Another female was carried out of the property on a stretcher and rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition, said reports.

The shocking double-fatal shooting has rocked the quiet leafy neighbourhood in Perth’s western suburbs.

One victim is carried out on a stretcher. Photo: 7NEWS

Alarmed neighbours said they ran into their homes and locked their doors when they heard the unmistakable sound of gunfire.

One described about four shots, followed minutes later by four more. Another resident said there were between eight and 15 bangs.

The street was turned into a major crime scene, and police are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

Police said they responded to reports of a firearm being discharged at the property about 4.30pm on Friday.

“Two people were found dead at the scene,” said a media statement.

A large number of police resources remained at the scene on Friday night.

Police said the incident was contained and there was no ongoing threat to the public.

One neighbour told 7NEWS the family living in the house were “just normal, lovely professional people”.

Another neighbour, who was close to the family, said he was shaken up.

“They’re lovely people, and now we’re working out how to explain what’s happened to our daughters,” he said.

Police raced to the leafy suburb of Floreat and blocked off the street. Photo: 7NEWS

Churchlands MP Christine Tonkin commented on the fatal incident on Facebook.

“We don’t know exactly what happened or why it happened but we do know that tragically two people have died and another has been injured in a quiet Floreat street,” she wrote.

“We know that the people in this neighbourhood are shocked, confused and grieving.

“It will take time to make sense of what has happened and for life to return to a semblance of normality. In the meantime, let’s be gentle with each other.”

–with AAP

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