Man shot outside Merrimac restaurant

A MAN has been shot in the leg while sitting in his car outside a Merrimac restaurant.

Locals reported a number of Police vehicles and Polair helicopter at the scene, outside Mike’s Kitchen on Gooding Drive.

Police say initial inquiries suggest the victim was inside a vehicle in a car park at about 3:40pm on Sunday when a second car has pulled up.


A man has got out of the second car and approached the other vehicle before firing several shots into the car.

He then got back into the car and drove off.

A 24-year-old man who was the passenger of the vehicle received non-life threatening leg injuries and presented himself at Robina Hospital.

A 19-year-old woman is assisting police with their inquiries and investigations are continuing.