Mayhem in Bolsover Street
THE man fell on the ground, blood streaming from the gunshot wound to his neck. Some witnesses feared he was dead.
Moments earlier he'd been seen hacking his way with an axe through the front door of the Bolsover Street home.
As the 39-year-old lay outside the house, the gunman and a second person jumped in a nearby car and sped away.
These were the dramatic events in the North Rockhampton street, shortly after 7pm Sunday, as told by witnesses and neighbours.
It was an attack that left locals like Michelle Rudolph shocked.
Simmering tensions between the gunman and the victim had come to a head in a horrifying way, with the shooting victim in an induced coma yesterday having been flown to a Brisbane hospital.
Michelle said there was an uproar at the home shortly before the gun was fired.
“There was a lot of commotion between two fellas … a lot of yelling and screaming and then a shot was fired,” Michelle said.
“One fella has lent out through the window and shot the other man who fell to the ground.”
She said the injured man had used an axe to break down the front door.
“This is not an everyday sort of thing to happen in your street,” Michelle said.
“There are kids in the street. I have three of my own and a niece a couple of houses down.
“You don't expect this to happen.”
Police yesterday were yet to find the weapon and were still searching for “a person of interest”.
Another resident said “It was a hell of a fight”.
“I heard one person say ‘I've never done anything to you', then the next thing was bang,” the resident said.
“I've never heard a gun go off before.
“Then a car took off.”