October 8, 2022

AUSTRALIA: 4 Males And Female Went To Suburban Home To Settle A Dispute Beating Occupant. Man Across The Street Went To Intervene Was Shot In The Chest, Killed. 3 Arrested, 2 On The Run.

7NEWS Australia published October 4, 2022: Man shot dead in front yard near Corinda State School. Students on the first day back at Corinda State School were met not by teachers, but homicide police.
9 News Australia published October 4, 2022: Man dead in horrific shooting in suburban Brisbane. Police are on the hunt for a group of up to five people after a man was shot and killed in suburban Brisbane.

The Guardian News, UK
written by Australian Associated Press
Friday October 7, 2022

A 38-year-old man died after being shot in the chest at close range at a home in Oxley in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A third person has been arrested after a man was shot dead in the front yard of a home in south-west Brisbane as two male suspects remain on the run.

Officers from the Acacia Ridge criminal investigation branch and homicide unit arrested the 30-year-old east Brisbane man on Friday evening after he was intercepted in a vehicle at Riverview.

The man has been charged with murder and will appear in Brisbane magistrates court on Saturday.

Officers also seized items of significance to the homicide investigation after two search warrants were executed on Friday evening.

The two other people taken into custody are yet to be charged.

Police confirmed on Saturday they were still looking for two male suspects, while investigations continued into the death of a 38-year-old Inala man.

The man died after being struck once in the chest at close range at a home in Cliveden Avenue, Oxley in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Detective superintendent Andrew Massingham initially alleged four men and a woman armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, and potentially a handgun, were involved in the attack.

“The male deceased was struck at very close range and we believe the weapon involved was a 12-gauge shotgun,” he told reporters on Tuesday.

Massingham alleged the man had been sitting in a car near the home when the five turned up and started assaulting another man who lived at the home.

The 38-year-old got out of his car and started running to the man’s aid when he was shot.

Police were probing a dispute between the two men and the five suspects one to two weeks before the shooting.

“Certainly there was significant conflict amongst the whole group,” Massingham said.

The dispute was not related to a number of recent gang shootings in the city’s south, he said.

The shooting occurred across the road from the Corinda State School less than six hours before hundreds of students were due to return to class after school holidays.

A preschool and a childcare centre are also located on the same block in the quiet, mainly residential suburb.

Police urged anyone with information about the man’s death to contact Policelink or lodge an anonymous report through Crime Stoppers.


9 News Australia published April 27, 2022: Police hunting two gunmen accused of a drive-by shooting in Brisbane. Police are on the hunt for two gunmen accused of spraying a Brisbane home with bullets during a terrifying drive-by shooting. It comes as fears mount that it may be gang-related
9 News Australia published July 11, 2022: Gangs using illegal guns in shootings across Melbourne. Melbourne is in the grip of a gun crisis as gangs across the city use illegal guns to target their rivals. After a number of fatal shootings this year alone, the question is: What is being done to stop it?

written by Madeleine Achenza
Thursday October 6, 2022

Police have made two arrests and revealed some shocking discoveries related to the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man in Brisbane.

A major police operation overnight has led to the arrest of two people and the discovery of a drug lab following a fatal shooting in a quiet Brisbane suburb.

Oxley residents in Brisbane’s southwest were shocked to wake up to the news that a man had been shot and killed in the front yard of a Cliveden Ave residence in the early hours of Tuesday.

Five people – including the gunman – fled the scene following the incident that police believe is linked to a long-running dispute.

“My two priority persons of interest are with us,” Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham told reporters on Thursday.

He said the two were arrested over unrelated matters.

On Wednesday, police released CCTV footage of a 2016 Audi A3 in the vicinity of the crime scene.

Reports from the public helped to locate the vehicle in the CBD within two hours of the alleged crime and create a timeline of events.

A 26-year-old man was arrested around 11pm on Wednesday after a major police operation tracked him travelling in multiple vehicles to a clandestine drug lab in the suburb of Mackenzie.

“I consider this a major step forward in the investigation,” Superintendent Massingham said.

Another three males and two females were also located at the residence and are being interviewed by the police.

A 26-year-old woman was also located in the Brisbane CBD and was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon.

The Audi was located at a Dutton Park address overnight having being set on fire along with seven other vehicles.

Police attended the scene at Cliveden Ave in Oxley about 3.25am on Tuesday after neighbours who reported hearing gunshots called triple-0.

A 38-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to the chest in the front yard of the home.

Police said the man did not live at the property and had reportedly been sitting in his car nearby when a fight broke out.

Initial witness statements have led police to believe a dispute was taking place outside the home between the homeowner and five individuals.

When the individuals allegedly began assaulting the homeowner, the victim jumped out of his car to help.

As he rushed to the man’s aid he was allegedly shot at close range in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Police believe the dead man had been involved in a long-running dispute with the homeowner and the five alleged offenders.

The nature of the dispute is still under investigation.

The homeowner received minor injuries during the alleged assault and is assisting police with inquiries.

A gunman and four accomplices are still on the run after the incident. Police do not know yet how the five alleged offenders left the scene – whether by vehicle or on foot.

“These type of instances in public spaces concern me,” Superintendent Massingham said.

“We have a number of persons armed with significant weaponry and it’s’ important that we harness what information is available in the community this morning to set us on the right track.”

Police said they couldn’t discard the possibility that the dead man had been at the residence prior to being in his car.

His white Honda was parked across the street from the crime when emergency services arrived at the scene.

The shooting joins a string of gun violence that has taken place in the Sunshine State over the weekend.

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot by police at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays on Saturday.

On the same day further south in Surfers Paradise, a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest by a person inside a moving vehicle.

His injuries were non-life threatening.

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