Townsville detectives have charged a man with seven offences, including attempted murder, after three people were injured at Rangewood this morning, including a 40-year-old woman who sustained a gunshot wound to the side of her head.
A 47-year-old Alice River man was arrested at the Gibralta Road house and has now been charged with attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, enter premises and commit an indictable offence, possession of an unregistered firearm, unlawful possession of a category H handgun used to commit an indictable offence and unlawful possession of a category R weapon used to commit an indictable offence.
He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The woman and the 53-year-old man, both from Rangewood are known to the 47-year-old man.
Media release issued earlier today:
Police are investigating the serious injury of a woman at Rangewood this morning.
At 8.20am, a 40-year-old woman was leaving an address on Gibralta Road. When she opened the garage door she sustained an injury to the side of her head consistent with a gunshot wound.
The injured woman and a man then wrestled before the woman managed to crawl under a car to escape further injury.
A 53-year-old man who was inside the residence at the time came to the woman’s aid, also wrestled with the man and sustained a foot injury in the process, before he called out for help.
A nearby tradesmen came to the aid of the injured man but was struck from behind with a claw hammer.
Others ran to help the injured men and the woman and were able to restrain the alleged offender and provide first aid.
The 40-year-old woman, the 53-year-old man and the tradesman aged 39, were all taken to Townsville Hospital for treatment.
A 47-year-old Alice River man is currently assisting police with inquiries.
Investigations are continuing.