A Law Enforcement Neighbourhood Safety Team (NST) officer was shot and injured in the area a day after the killing of 11 people in less than 24 hours at the weekend.
The city council’s law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyson said the officer was expected to undergo an operation to remove the bullet in his leg yesterday.
“At about 5.15pm on Monday, members of the NST were driving down Symphony Way in Philippi East when they came across two groups of people standing on opposite sides of the road. Suddenly the groups opened fire on each other.
“The officers approached the scene and one suspect shot at the approaching law enforcement vehicle.”