Alleged attacker found in Gladstone

By KELLI DOWNEYkelli@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A MAN wanted in relation to the shooting of a Gold Coast resident has been found in Gladstone.

Officers from the Gladstone Police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) discovered the 22-year-old allegedly hiding in a West Gladstone home last Friday.

He was alleged to have fled to relatives here after being involved in the shooting of a 34-year-old man at Hope Island last Wednesday morning.

The man was detained by local officers and taken to the Gladstone Police Station for questioning by Gold Coast detectives.

Police allege he was one of four men involved in the gunning down of a man following an altercation outside a house in Crescent Drive.

The victim remains in a serious but stable condition in the Gold Coast Hospital.

Witnesses to the incident saw two cars, a red Holden Commodore and a late-model silver Subaru WRX sedan, pull up outside the house and two men get out from each vehicle.

A 23-year-old man has since been arrested in relation to the attempted murder.

He appeared in court yesterday.

However, police are still seeking a 32-year-old man and a fourth man, believed to be in his early twenties with a thin build, who were also believed to be involved in the attack. Gold Coast District CIB Detective Inspector John Hartwell said the man found in Gladstone was remanded in custody after appearing in Southport Magistrates Court this week. The Gold Coast man faces charges of attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and entering with intent.

Det Insp Hartwell said police investigations led to his discovery.



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