Alleged Gold Coast shooter charged after handing himself into police

UPDATE at 6:45pm on TUESDAY: A 22-YEAR-OLD man will face court on Wednesday, charged with shooting another man at Nerang.

The man is accused of shooting a 28-year-old man in the legs on Mortensen Road on Monday afternoon.

Police said the pair had been arguing before the younger man allegedly shot the older man as he rode away on his skateboard.


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The 28-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds to both of his legs and was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

The 22-year-old man from Highland Park handed himself into police on Tuesday afternoon.

He will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with one count of grievous bodily harm and one count of possessing an unlicensed firearm.

Investigations into the shooting are ongoing.

FIRST on MONDAY: A MAJOR manhunt is underway for a gunman on the Gold Coast after a man was shot while riding his skateboard down a suburban street at Nerang.

Police said the 28-year-old man was gunned down on Mortensen Road just after midday.

The skateboarder had reportedly been involved in a heated argument with a 22-year-old man just moments earlier and was shot while attempting to ride off.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC the victim sustained “pellet wounds” to his legs and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Thankfully, his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The shooting occurred in the middle of the day on a suburban street lined with dozens of homes.

Photos uploaded to social media show the victim’s skateboard and bloodied clothes on the sidewalk.

With heightened security surrounding the Commonwealth Games, police have saturated the area.

Scores of officers have swooped on the suburb in search for the gunman who reportedly fled the scene in a van immediately after the shooting.

Police have confirmed the 22-year-old alleged shooter knew his victim.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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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.

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