'Coincidence' brought two bikies together at shooting

IT was purely coincidence when Mark James Graham and bikie rival Jacques Teamo saw each other at a Gold Coast shopping centre before the notorious shooting.

In the first day of a trial over the bikie shooting at the Robina Town Centre, a Brisbane Supreme Court jury was told that chance put the rivals together before shots were fired in April, 2012.

Crown prosecutor Michael Byrne said Mr Teamo was in the Sony store when he spotted Mr Graham.

He said Mr Teamo started walking in Mr Graham's direction, pulled a folding knife out of his pocket, and told his son "I'll stab that guy".

Mr Byrne said Mr Graham started walking towards Mr Teamo, reaching into his bag.

He said a man was walking close to Mr Graham while this was unfolding saw him drop a $10 note.

The man picked it up and handed it back to Mr Graham, the court heard.

This was just seconds before two shots were fired; one which allegedly hit Mr Teamo in the arm while the other allegedly hit a female shopper, Kathy Devitt, who was walking close by.

Ms Devitt was shot in the hip area and was taken to hospital.

Mr Graham has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and wounding Mr Teamo. He has also pleaded not guilty to unlawfully wounding Ms Devitt.

He pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon.

The trial continues.

- APN NEWSDESK



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