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Launceston's latest gun-related incident

Police local

There's been another firearms incident in Northern Tasmania - the 13th since the start of March. 

Police in Launceston have confirmed two shots were fired through the front window of a residence in Waverley overnight.

Authorities were called to the Fryett St property at about 12:30am and are continuing to investigate.

An occupant was at home at the time, but wasn't injured.

It's understood a loud V6 vehicle was heard in the area at the time, prompting a call for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage from around Waverly.

It comes only weeks after Tasmania Police established a firearms taskforce to crack down on a spate of gun crime across the north - 25 illegal firearms have been seized in the past four weeks as well as 1000 rounds of ammunition.

Separately, more than 50 firearms and 40kg of ammunition was surrended during an amnesty in and around Launceston over the weekend. 

Another is happening in the North West this Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

Weapons can be handed in without fear of prosecution at Sheffield Town Hall, Ulverstone's Gawler Room, Smithton Basketball Stadium and Rosebery Football Clubrooms.

Anyone who can't make it can call their local police station and arrange for the items to be collected later.