AN internal feud within the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle club appears to have escalated with the gang believed to be responsible for a shooting at a Findon hotel last night.
Two shots were fired in the car park of the Findon Hotel, Grange Rd, shortly before 10pm as patrons drank inside.
Police received reports that a man standing near red sedan fired two shots at a dark-coloured sedan.
Both cars left the car park after the incident and police do not believe anyone was injured and say there is no link to the hotel.
The shooting follows a gunfight at North Adelaide eatery Caffe Paesano on December 15 and an assassination attempt on self-proclaimed Comancheros SA chapter commander Vincenzo Focarelli at Munno Para West on December 12.
Crime Gangs Task Force acting officer-in-charge Detective Inspector Paul Yeomans said police believed the latest shooting was related to an internal feud within the Comancheros.
"(Focarelli) is one of a number of people that we are looking to speak to in relation to this incident," he said.
"In relation to his or any particular member’s involvement, I’m not at this stage prepared to say what their involvement may or may not be.
"It’s early in the investigation and we are still trying to piece together what has occurred."
Det-Insp Yeomans said it was “a miracle” nobody was hurt.
"The pub was open for trade, there were some cars in the carpark, the shots were fired, it appears, in the direction of Grange Rd, so the fact that nobody was injured is a miracle," he said.
"It’s an extreme concern."
Despite the recent bikie-related shootings, Det-Insp Yeomans said police were confident of putting an end to the violence.
"If bikies, in particular, think they can take the law into their own hands and roam the street with loaded firearms, then they have another thing coming," he said.
"We are throwing everything we possibly can and it is significant to try and bring this to an end."
Deputy Premier John Rau, also the Attorney-General in charge of the State Government’s next wave of anti-bikie laws, denied organised crime in Adelaide was out of control.
But he conceeded inablility to stop some of the city’s most violent offenders.
"The sooner they’re caught up with and jailed the better," Mr Rau said in response to the latest shooting..
"There are always going to be lunatics who go out there and break the law as these people have done.
"When they are caught up with, we will deal with them.
"I’m shocked that these idiots go out there and behave in this way."
Anyone who with information or who can identify the men or help find the cars involved should contact BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au