Multiple police units at the scene of the shooting.
Multiple police units at the scene of the shooting. Frazer Pearce

Man charged after road rage incident led to shots fired

5pm Sunday: A 31-year-old Norman Gardens man has been charged following investigations into shots being fired at a Norman Gardens residence on Friday night.

Around 6.15pm on May 24, police received reports about a traffic incident in Smithwick Street involving the driver of a vehicle and bicycle rider, before the pair became involved in an argument.

The driver allegedly left the scene only to return a short time later where shots were fired towards a house while the rider was inside.

He then fled on foot only to return in a vehicle where another two shots were allegedly discharged at the residence, before driving away.

Investigations indicate the man allegedly returned a third time and discharged another shot at the house.

The rider and only occupant of the house, a 40-year-old man, was not injured.

The 31-year-old Norman Gardens has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm, dangerous conduct with a weapon and possess explosives (ammunition).

He will appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

6am, Sunday: A 31-year-old Norman Gardens man was in custody last night and assisting police with inquiries, following investigations into shots being fired at a Norman Gardens residence on Friday night.

He was expected to be charged with weapons offences.

Around 6.15pm Friday, police received reports about a traffic incident in Smithwick Street involving the driver of a vehicle and bicycle rider, before the pair became involved in an argument.

The driver allegedly left the scene only to return a short time later where at least two shots were fired towards a house while the rider was inside.

He then fled on foot only to return in a vehicle where another two shots were allegedly discharged at the residence, before driving away.

Investigations indicate the man allegedly returned a third time and discharged another shot at the house.

The rider and only occupant of the house, a 40-year-old man, was not injured.

Investigations are continuing.

6am, Saturday: Rockhampton detectives are investigating an incident where multiple shots were allegedly fired at a Norman Gardens residence last night.

Initial investigations indicate around 6.15pm police received reports about a traffic incident in Smithwick Street involving the driver of a vehicle and a 40-year-old bicycle rider, before the pair became involved in a verbal argument.

The driver then left the scene only to return a short time later where at least two shots were fired towards a house where the rider was inside.

He then fled on foot only to return in a vehicle where another two shots were discharged at the residence before driving away.

 

Multiple police units descended on the Norman Garden's area off Farm Street after reports of the shots.
Multiple police units descended on the Norman Garden's area off Farm Street after reports of the shots. Frazer Pearce

Investigations indicate the man returned a third time and discharged another shot at the house.

The rider and only occupant of the house, a 40-year-old man, was not injured

At least six police units attended the scene and located a vehicle believed to have been involved in the traffic incident.

Two crime scenes have been established as detectives continue to identify the armed man.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incidents or has any dash cam footage is urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

Policelink 131 444

CrimeStoppers 1800 333 000

7pm: POLICE have attended the residence subject of a reports of shots being fired and it is believed no one has been injured.

Reports indicate police have assessed the house and have been unable to find any damage from possible gunshots.

It is believed both occupiers and neighbours of the residence, which is located in a street behind Glenmore shops, report there "may have been shots fired".

Reports indicate other police are patrolling the Norman Gardens area looking for a white station wagon that left the scene shortly after a 'gunshot' noise.

6.45pm: POLICE are cordoning off parts of North Rockhampton after reports of shots fired into a house.

Reports indicate first responders have heard a commotion and requested back up.

It is believed the shooter may have driven away from the house which was the target of the shots.

More to come.



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