Home Australia and Oceania Australia Woman shot in the head, multiple people injured

Woman shot in the head, multiple people injured

A woman has been shot in the face and head in Townsville this morning.

Police officers swarmed an address in Rangewood, north Queensland, at 8.20am after reports of a shooting, the Townsville Bulletin reports.

A tradie who was working nearby told the paper he and his boss ran over after hearing a man, believed to be the woman’s husband, calling for help.

“We ran in (the driveway) and we could see her under the car,” he said. “(We) sprinted straight to the car and tried lifting.”

He said that’s when another man appeared and attacked them with a hammer.

“We could hear (the screams) for a while. We just thought it might have been kids screaming. Lucky we got there in time,” he said.

“There was blood everywhere. Blood all over the car, blood all over the ground. The gun was under the car. Which I didn’t know it was there, we had no idea there was a gun. It couldn’t have been worse.”

Paramedics assessed five patients at the scene. Four have been taken to Townsville Hospital, one in a serious condition with three others in a stable condition.

One man has been taken into custody. Queensland Police said the incident could be domestic violence related.

State MP Nick Dametto said he was “extremely concerned” to hear about the incident.

“Several injured, including a woman reportedly with gunshot wounds. Wish them all a speedy recovery,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Commend QPS for bringing this very serious situation under control in a timely manner.”

More to come.


Woman shot in the head, multiple people injured 4
Open Paper. News that matters.
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

What’s keeping the Pac-12 from a spot in the College Football Playoff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The stage was set for what could have been a breakthrough moment. Utah, sitting at No. 5 in the...

YouTube Plays Will Now Count Toward the Billboard Album Charts

Billboard will incorporate YouTube streams into its calculations for the Billboard 200 albums chart, the company announced today. The change will go into...

Texas a linchpin in Biden’s Super Tuesday strategy

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a forum held by...

Bombshell Cast Vs. Real-Life: See Their Incredible Transformations

Let's go ahead and give Bombshell the Oscar for best makeup, because the transformations in Jay Roach's new film about Roger Ailes' downfall...

Recent Comments