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Bayswater, Perth streets on lockdown amid a volley of gunshots

Perth suburb has been plunged into lockdown after a volley of gunshots rang out on a quiet street.

Western Australian Police said a man has barricaded himself inside a residence in Hardy Road near River Road, Bayswater, in the city’s northeast.

Residents in the immediate area have been urged to hide in their homes until further notice.    

Perth streets have been plunged into lockdown after a volley of gunshots rang out on a quiet street (pictured, Hardy Road near River Road in Bayswater)

Perth streets have been plunged into lockdown after a volley of gunshots rang out on a quiet street (pictured, Hardy Road near River Road in Bayswater)

‘There is a risk to public safety, with reports of gun shots being fired,’ police said.  

‘There is a person inside a house that appears to be armed with a firearm.’

Police and officers from the Tactical Response Group are now attempting to get the gunman out of the home and a police negotiator is also on the scene.

‘We believe a shot, or multiple shots have been fired,’ police said.

‘The street is in lockdown at the moment.’

Local residents are urged to hide in their homes until further notice (pictured, a street view of Hardy Road near River Road in Bayswater)

Local residents are urged to hide in their homes until further notice (pictured, a street view of Hardy Road near River Road in Bayswater)

Police have not confirmed if there is anyone else inside the home.

The house sits at the end of what is normally a quiet suburban cul-de-sac. 

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