AN ELDERLY woman has been found dead and a man, believed to be her son critically injured following an alleged domestic violence incident at a home north of Brisbane.
In a statement this afternoon, Queensland Police said officers received a Triple Zero call alerting them to an incident at a house on Topaz Drive in Mango Hill about 1pm.
When officers arrived at the home, police said they located the body of a woman aged in her 70s and a younger man, aged in his 40s, suffering “significant injuries”.
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The man, who police have confirmed is known to the woman, has been rushed to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital for treatment. His injuries are believed to have been self-inflicted.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet known, although police have said they are not searching for any further suspects in relation to the matter.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson described the incident as a “serious domestic violence incident”.
Neighbours told Ten Eyewitness News that an elderly woman lived in the home with her adult son.
The Topaz Drive home has been declared a crime scene and is crawling with police.
Police have set up a crime scene at Topaz Drive in Mango Hill after a woman’s body was discovered. A man has been taken to hospital under police guard. pic.twitter.com/9METpikZ2j
— Mac Lyon (@MacLyon7) August 2, 2018
Mango Hill: A crime scene has been declared at a residence on Topaz Drive after a woman was found dead. A man has been taken to hospital with injuries. Report on 7 News at 4pm & 6pm. https://t.co/dIKIXO6M9c #7News pic.twitter.com/VNowB1vag3
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) August 2, 2018
#BREAKING: A crime scene has been established on Topaz Street, Mango Hill after a woman’s body was discovered. Police are speaking with a man over the incident. Details to come. #9News pic.twitter.com/vyJ2xPxqS3
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) August 2, 2018
Police have declared a crime scene at an address on Topaz Drive in Mango Hill. At this stage there is a man and a woman with injuries and there is no further information available at this stage. pic.twitter.com/ZjTjhZlcsX
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 2, 2018
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