Police call for public assistance after taxi is shot at
UPDATE 1.45PM: A 25-year-old man accused of shooting at two women in a taxi in Gladstone on Sunday appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
John Eric Lamport has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of acting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He applied for bail but was refused.
Lamport has been been remanded in custody and will reappear in court on September 9.
Earlier: Gladstone Criminal Investigation Branch has called on the public for assistance as officers investigate a shooting that occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police executed a search warrant at a Yarroon St residence on Tuesday after a taxi containing two passengers and a driver was shot at on Sunday.
It's alleged two women got into the taxi outside the residence at 3am following an argument with a man.
As the vehicle drove off, the man allegedly discharged a firearm, with projectiles entering both compartments of the vehicle.
The occupants of the vehicle weren't injured.
Detective Sergeant Chris Lindsay said the warrant was executed after the owner of the taxi approached police.
"The incident was reported by the vehicle owner and bullet entry holes were found on the car," Detective Sgt Lindsay said.
"A firearm was discharged, shooting projectiles into a vehicle with occupants inside."
As a result of the search conducted on Tuesday, five people were arrested and taken into custody.
One person was released without charge, while three were charged with drug offences.
The shooter, a 25-year-old Gladstone man, was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, as well as drug offences.
He remains in custody and is due to appear in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Detective Sgt Lindsay said police investigations were continuing.
A police ballistics team will be at the scene this morning.
"There may have been bystanders nearby at the time so we are seeking assistance from any of those bystanders who may have information to come forward," he said.
Call Gladstone police on 4971 3222 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.