To the family of Ms Clarke and the community of Geraldton,
Any shooting is a tragedy and I send my deepest condolences to you all. I can’t express enough my sympathies for everyone involved in this incident.
This is a distressing time but I ask you to find strength in each other and remain calm. We need to let the Western Australia Police and the Coroner complete their investigations to understand the full circumstances of the incident before we draw any conclusions.
I’d like to thank the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service for helping to support Ms Clarke’s family.