Man, woman shot after being ambushed by intruders in Queensland home

TWO people have been shot, one of them in the neck, after being ambushed at a house in Bundaberg.

Police said a volley of shots were fired inside the house on Targo Street around 10.30pm on Friday.

It’s understood a 36-year-old woman who lives at the address was confronted by two intruders after she returned home with a 55-year-old man.


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An altercation broke out inside the home, during which a firearm was discharged and the woman was shot in the leg.

The 55-year-old man fled the property after being shot in the neck.

He was found bleeding from a gunshot wound to the back of his neck on McIlwraith Street, several streets away.

Both victims were stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital.

Thankfully, police said their gunshot wounds were not considered life-threatening.

It’s understood the man has since been airlifted to a hospital in Brisbane for further treatment.

The woman reportedly lives at the Targo Street home and was confronted by two intruders after returning home.

“A man and a woman have entered a residence on Targo Street and were confronted by two men,” police said.

“During this time a number of shots were fired and a 36-year-old woman received a gunshot wound to the leg.”

“A 55-year-old man was later located in a McIlwraith Street with a gunshot wound to the back of his neck.”

The two men fled the scene in an unknown direction immediately after the shooting.

Investigations into the incident are continuing, with police urging anyone with information to come forward.

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.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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