Couple ‘chased down and shot’ in the street

UPDATE at 11:50 AM | A MAN is fighting for life in hospital after he and a woman were allegedly chased down and shot in a brazen daylight attack in Brisbane’s south.

It happened outside a home on Goman Street at Sunnybank Hills shortly after 7am on Saturday.

Police said “a number of people” arrived at the address with a “rather large dog” and were met by a man standing on the verandah who allegedly pulled out a gun and started shooting at them in the street.


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A man and a woman were gunned down in a hail of bullets as they tried taking cover beside a bus shelter outside the home, police said.

“The reports are that (the man on the veranda) has produced a firearm and started shooting at the people on the road,” Queensland Police Inspector Geoff Acreman told reporters at the scene.

“It’s reported that the suspect has then jumped the neighbouring fence and continued to shoot at the people on the footpath.”

The woman was shot twice in the legs, while the man was shot multiple times in the chest.

The pair was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where the man is in a critical condition, fighting for life.

A responding police officer was bitten by the couple’s dog while trying to help the injured duo.

He suffered a deep laceration to his arm and was taken to Mater Private Hospital in a stable condition for treatment.

Police say the victims are believed to be aged in their 20s – not in their 30s as had been originally reported – and knew the shooter, who fled the scene in a black BMW.

It was later tracked to a house at Doolandella, 12km away, where the alleged gunman was arrested without incident.

Police said the victims lived locally and had walked to the Goman Street home.

Multiple .22 calibre bullet casings were recovered from the scene, however police are still searching for the firearm.

Police stressed the shooting was targeted and not a random attack.

“This is not a random attack on a stranger walking down the street,” Inspector Acreman said.

“These people are known to each other. (The victims) live locally (and) walked to this address with a rather large dog.”

Crime scenes have been established at both the Goman Street home, and the house at Doolandella.

FIRST at 9:50 AM | ONE person has been arrested and two others rushed to hospital – one of them in a critical condition – following a brazen daylight shooting at a bus stop in Brisbane’s south.

In a statement a short time ago, Queensland Police confirmed a man and a woman were found with gunshot wounds on Goman Street at Sunnybank Hills around 7.20am on Saturday.

Queensland Ambulance said multiple ambulance crews, including critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit, responded to the “significant incident”.

It’s understood the man, reported to be aged in his 30s, sustained multiple chest wounds and has been rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

The woman, also believed to be aged in her 30s, is reported to have suffered multiple leg injuries and has been taken to the same hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Neighbours have reported hearing a volley of gunshots ring out in the street, followed by screams for help.

Speaking to 7NEWS, witnesses said they saw a man with a gun chasing the victims around the bus shelter.

A police officer – one of the first to arrive on the scene of the shooting – was reportedly bitten by a dog, believed to be owned by the victims.

It’s understood he has been taken to Mater Private Hospital in a stable condition for treatment.

A man believed to be the shooter was tracked down and arrested at a home on Fred Palm Crescent at Doolandella – about 12km from the scene of the shooting – a short time after the attack.

It’s understood a vehicle that was allegedly seen leaving Goman Street after the shooting was found at the home.

Crime scenes have been declared at both locations.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

This is a breaking news story. More information will be added once it becomes available.

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