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Police discover vehicle stolen during shooting at Lowmead

Police are looking for a couple who stole this vehicle after shooting a man in the leg at Lowmead.
Police are looking for a couple who stole this vehicle after shooting a man in the leg at Lowmead. Contributed

UPDATE 8.40PM: Investigations into a shooting incident at Lowmead on Monday night are continuing with the discovery of the vehicle stolen during the incident at Gympie on Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicle, a white 1999 Nissan Patrol, was located around 4pm off East Deep Creek Road.

The number plates, 922FTB, are still missing.

Police are still looking for two people who may be able to assist with their investigations.

The man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20-30 years, of skinny build with scruffy, shoulder length hair. He was wearing black pants and a red shirt.

The woman is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 16-20 years, of slim build with curly black hair. She was wearing black pants and a white jacket.

Police are urging anyone who spots the man and woman not to approach them but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone police.

UPDATE 10AM: Gladstone police say the couple involved in a shooting incident south of Miriam Vale on Monday night had no links to the victim.

During a press conference outside Gladstone police station, Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey told reporters the couple had been involved in a crash near Miriam Vale earlier, and their sole motive for approaching the Lowmead house was to steal a vehicle.

It's believed the couple may be heading north because they have ties to Rockhampton.

The offenders are known to police.

They are in a stolen white 1999 Nissan Patrol, with Queensland registration 922FTB.

Police are urging anyone who sees the vehicle, or the man and woman, not to approach them but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone police on 4971 3222.

Earlier: Police are investigating a shooting incident at Lowmead, about 50km south of Miriam Vale, on Monday night.

Preliminary information is that at 10pm a man and a woman went to a house on the Bruce Hwy and threatened the three occupants with a firearm, demanding keys to a vehicle.

During the incident the firearm discharged, with an 82-year-old man sustaining a gunshot wound to his leg.

The two then fled the property in a stolen white 1999 Nissan Patrol, with Queensland registration 922FTB.

The injured man has been taken to the Bundaberg Hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

The other two occupants were not physically injured.

The man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20-30 years, of skinny build with scruffy, shoulder length hair. He was wearing black pants and a red shirt.

The woman is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 16-20 years, of slim build with curly black hair. She was wearing black pants and a white jacket.

Police are urging anyone who spots the vehicle, or the man and woman, not to approach them but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone police on 4971 3222.

Rockhampton Police officers are on high alert after the shooting and are keeping a watchful eye on the Bruce Hwy north of Gladstone, because it is believed the man could be heading towards Rockhampton.

However, Capricornia District Inspector Virginia Nelson this morning said it was also possible the man, alleged to have fired the gun, could be heading south. 

Topics:  crime, gladstone police, lowmead, shooting




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