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Adelaide man sprayed with bullets while answering door

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Three police officers were treated at the scene. Photo: AAP
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A man who was sprayed with bullets when he answered the door of his Adelaide home in the middle of the night was known to police.

The man was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds about 12.30am on Thursday after being shot four times at the front of his home in Gilles Plains.

He remains in the Royal Adelaide Hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.

SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says the attack is not believed to be random and the shooting victim was known to police.

He says police are trying to identify who opened fire and are seeking information from the public on a silver ute that was seen leaving the area.

He says even targeted attacks, including those involving outlaw motorcycle gangs, can put other members of the community at risk.

“The risks to the broader community are not insignificant,” he told FiveAA radio on Thursday.

“There have been instances where this conflict between bikers effects innocent bystanders. We’ve seen it with affrays and brawls in public places.”