Man shot dead in front yard of Qld home

UPDATE: Detectives have charged a 26-year-old Rothwell man over the shooting murder of a man at Deception Bay on Sunday night.

The man will appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court today charged with on one count of murder and failure to appear in accordance with undertaking.

It’s reported police are still hunting for more suspects, and have set up an Investigation Centre at Redcliffe Police Station.


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Detectives are urging anyone with further information or relevant dashcam or CCTV to contact police.

EARLIER – Monday 3 September @ 6:30am: A murder investigation is underway after a man was shot dead in the front yard of a home at Deception Bay overnight.

It’s understood a small group of men turned up at the Thompson Street address around 11.30pm and a fight broke out.

“The male resident of the house has received a gunshot wound to the sternum and died at the scene,” Qld police said in a statement.

The group of men then left in a car and remain at large.

Police are appealing for anyone with further information or relevant dashcam or CCTV to come forward.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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