Man dies after being shot at with firearm at home in Perth

A man has died after being fatally shot by a neighbour’s gun in an incident that police are calling a case of self-defence.

Police said the man, who was shot at about 2:45am on Friday, was on his way to his home to get something for his mother.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the victim was on a bike outside his home when he was shot.

Police are looking for the man’s neighbour.

Police will allege the neighbour fired a shot after he spotted the man walking towards the house.

“It’s an open-air area and the man was on foot,” Detective Superintendent John Geddes said.

“There was a firearm on the ground, he was lying down, he’s been shot in the face.”

He is lying on the side of the street.

“The man was in a very distressed state, he is deceased.”

Police said they were calling for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.