CLUE: Police believe this vehicle was involved in a recent home invasion and shooting.
CLUE: Police believe this vehicle was involved in a recent home invasion and shooting.

Does this Patrol hold key to shooting mystery?

IPSWICH detectives have released images of a vehicle they believe was involved in a home invasion and shooting at Redbank.

About 10am on August 24, two men drove into the Redbank Plaza Shopping Centre in a white Nissan Patrol wagon, parking it, before walking a short distance to a residence on Spencer St.

Plain clothes Senior Constable Charles Edwards said both men entered the residence by jumping over the back fence.

"The two males were then sighted by a visitor to the address in the back yard and when challenged, one of the males has produced a firearm believed to be a shot gun," Snr Const Edwards said.

"After a short, heated exchange, where demands for money were made, the armed male has discharged the weapon before decamping back through the yard and back to the vehicle.

"The visitor to the address has started to give chase to the armed male and upon seeing he was being chased, the armed male has discharged a further three rounds into the air."

Police received numerous calls from witnesses who claim they heard the exchange and several shots fired, however police say no information regarding the identity of the males has been forthcoming.

The recent incident was not the first reported shooting in Spencer St, with a very similar offence reported in the vicinity in March.

On that occasion, several people were assaulted and two shots were fired inside a Spencer St home.

Police were called to the Spencer Street address about 8pm on March 6 this year, following reports of a disturbance.

Two men attended the residence and became involved in a verbal argument with the occupants.

A fight broke out resulting in several people sustaining minor injuries.

A gun was fired into ceiling, however nobody was injured as a result of the discharge and the two men fled the house.

Police were unable to comment on any possible link between the two incidents, but said investigations were ongoing.

It is hoped that someone will recognise the four-wheel-drive that the men used in commission of the most recent offence.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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