Police downplay fears of Gold Coast bikie war after shooting

Police are confident there won’t be more blood on the streets, following the brutal execution-style murder of notorious bikie Shane Bowden.

The 47-year-old was gunned down in the driveway of his home on Cox Road in Pimpama in the early hours on Monday morning.

He was returning from the gym when his attackers pounced, firing up to twelve gunshots through his vehicle.


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Those responsible for the slaying are still on the run, with a major manhunt continuing.

It’s understood Bowden had recently returned to the Finks bikie gang after being booted from the Mongols, with detectives confident the shooting was the result of the bitter falling out.

“I think it’s quite clear to us that this is not a gang-on-gang situation, this is a personal attack on the deceased over something that has happened in his history in the recent months,” Detective Supt Smith told Sunrise this morning.

He has reassured the community that there is no need to be worried, with the attack appearing to be clearly targeted.

“If the public has got any concerns around their safety certainly we would encourage them to come forward, but I certainly don’t see any threat to the community at large,” he said.

“This is an in-house incident I suppose you would call it… It would appear that it relates to some behaviours of the deceased within the club he had just left.

“As you can tell by the way it was executed, it was a very targeted and personal approach so the general community have nothing to fear.”

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