Manhunt underway after car shot at while driving down M1

A hunt is underway for a gunman after a car was shot at while driving down the Pacific Motorway.

The shooting happened on the M1 at Loganholme around 7.40am on Monday, September 16.

Police say a man was driving his Toyota Kluger station wagon southbound between Beenleigh Redland Bay Road and the Logan Motorway exit, when a red Holden Cruze hatchback braked abruptly in front of his vehicle.


The man managed to merge to the right of the hatchback, which was bearing Queensland registration plates ‘351 WXT’, however as he was passing it he heard a loud bang.

“The man then took Exit 31 and as the hatchback continued along the Pacific Motorway, passing the exit, the driver heard another loud bang,” Qld police said.

PHOTO: Qld Police

It wasn’t until the following day that the Kluger driver noticed two small holes consistent with bullet-holes in the back of his vehicle.

He notified police who later discovered two projectiles within the rear framework of the car.

The red hatchback was later located burnt out on Zipfs Road at Redland Bay around 10pm on Tuesday, September 17.

PHOTO: Qld Police

Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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