An angry crowd formed outside the Booroloola Police Station yesterday afternoon after charges were laid against two men on a shooting incident.
The men, aged 31 and 19, were arrested after allegedly following a Borroloola family home in a their 4WD along the Carpentaria Highway on Thursday night.
A terrified family, including small children, told police they heard a gunshot from the 4WD which closely followed their car after they both left the Heartbreak Hotel roadside inn on the junction of the Carpentaria and Tablelands highway.
The family said they were pursued for 20 minutes until calling for help at the McArthur River Mine.
No one was injured.
Detectives from Katherine were sent to investigate the incident on Friday.
Two men have now been charged with one count each of Aggravated Assault, and Driving in a manner Dangerous and two counts of firearm offences.
Police said further charges may be laid.
"Police responded to the original incident immediately and since then have conducted numerous interviews and gathering extensive information relating the alleged incident," a police spokesman said last night.
"Police understand that the other party involved in the incident were distressed by what allegedly occurred, however current actions outside the Borroloola Police Station are not helping local police in the course of their duty.
"Police urge people involved in the current disturbance to peacefully return to their homes and allow police to continue with their investigations."
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