UPDATE @ 09.30AM August 28 | QUEENSLAND Police have released CCTV footage of two men seen running from the scene of a shooting in Carrara.
The same home on John Francis Drive was targeted twice in the last week. The first incident occurred around 4.50am on Thursday August 22, the other around 4.00am on Monday.
The residents, a 54-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were both at home at the time of the shootings and were lucky to escape without injury, with police admitted on Monday that the bullets only just missed them as they slept.
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Detectives from the Gold Coast CIB have tracked down grainy footage of two men fleeing the scene directly after the shooting on Thursday August 22. The second man seen running is believed to be carrying a firearm.
Detectives have also released footage of a man riding a pushbike in the direction of the residence directly before the second shooting on Monday.
Police have released CCTV of men they wish to speak to as part of their investigation into two separate shooting incidents at a Carrara home over the past week.https://t.co/OrnzBmjm7R pic.twitter.com/d4n48opmhW
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) August 27, 2019
Police are still appealing for anyone who might have dashcam footage in the vicinity of John Francis Drive, around the time of either incident, to come forward.
EARLIER on MONDAY August 26 | Police say it’s too early to establish a motive, as investigations continue into the early morning shooting of home in Carrara.
It’s the second time in less than a week that the home on John Francis Drive has been targeted, with detectives confirming they’re looking at a possible link between the two.
A man and woman were asleep inside the home when the gunshots were fired into the bedroom and a vehicle around 4.00am.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch says the residents are very lucky to have escaped with their lives.
“The gunshots have obviously woken them up, one of the rounds has gone through the bedroom and lodged in the wall,” Detective Inspector Smith said.
“It’s just lucky that they weren’t standing up, or we could be talking about a murder.”
It comes just days after the home was was first shot at around 4.50am last Thursday.
“The same residence got attacked last Thursday morning,” Detective Inspector Smith confirmed. “It would appear that it’s linked, but at this stage it’s too early to say what we think the motive is or who may have been responsible.”
There’s reports that a Hells Angels bikie used to live in the house next door, with police revealing it’s one line of inquiry that they’re looking into.
“That person hasn’t lived in the street for some time, and the outlaw motorcycle gang world they’re pretty closely aligned with each other so they would know that he wasn’t in the area, so whilst it is a line of inquiry it’s not a major concern at this point,” Detective Inspector Smith said.
Police have revealed that the residents of the home are extremely shaken by the incidents.
“They’re quite distraught, the lady at the house was quite upset this morning, and, as any normal person would be… You don’t expect to be laying in bed and have your house shot up,” Detective Inspector Smith said.
Officers are appealing for anyone who might have dashcam in the vicinity of John Francis Drive or Spencer Road around the time of either incident that could assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
It’s understood witnesses in the street saw one person running away from the scene around the time of the shooting.
“That person would appear to be a male wearing dark clothing,” Detective Inspector Smith said.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
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.
EARLIER @ 9.00 AM | INVESTIGATIONS are underway after a number of shots were allegedly fired into a home at Carrara this morning, the second time in less than a week.
A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC a number of “projectiles were discharged into a residence” on John Francis Drive around 4.00am.
It’s understood a man and woman were inside the home at the time, however thankfully they managed to escape uninjured.
The police spokesperson said it’s the same home that was targeted last Thursday around the same time.
There’s reports a notorious Hells Angels bikie lived in the house next door until recently.
Police are appealing for anyone who might have dashcam in the vicinity of John Francis Drive around the time of either incident that could assist the investigation to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Investigations are ongoing into both incidents.