POLICE are investigating a suspected murder after two women were shot, one fatally, in Balga last night.
Police said residents of Stedham Way contacted them about 7:30pm to report a serious assault and a "loud bang", after which two men were seen to drive away at speed.
Police arrived to discover the body of a 27-year-old woman in a car and her badly injured 53-year-old mother lying nearby. Both had sustained gunshot wounds.
The injured woman was taken to Joondalup Health Campus then transported to Royal Perth Hospital, where she is in a serious but stable condition.
The street was cordoned off and police were still on the scene this morning.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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