Police investigate shooting at Upper Coomera’s Roe Street on Gold Coast
A man has been rushed to hospital after being shot in the face in a quiet northern Gold Coast street this morning and police are hunting the two shooters.
Police have swarmed the scene at Roe Street, Upper Coomera after the shooting happened just after 8am.
Shocked neighbours have told how they were ‘changing my baby’s nappy’ and the ‘kids are still in bed’ when the violent confrontation shattered the peaceful morning.
Paramedics treated a man, 36, for what was described as a ‘laceration’ to the head from a gunshot.
He was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are currently looking for two men believed to be travelling in a white hatchback.
Neighbours described the incident as uncharacteristic for the area.
Mother Jen Hutchinson said she had just moved to the area in March and it was a quiet suburb.
“I’ve got two kids in bed at the moment,” she said.
“I’m going to be locking every single door.”
Another neighbour said she heard yelling at the back of her property, which borders a small park earlier this morning, adding dogs had been barking at the commotion.
Numerous marked and unmarked police cars are on scene at the park across from the scene.
A man dressed in a forensic suit, believed to be the victim’s flatmate, is helping police with the investigation.
A police spokesperson said the man had been shot at the bus stop on Roe street before going through the park and finding refuge in a house on nearby Prominent Crescent.
A neighbour, who declined to be named, said she was changing her baby’s nappy when she saw two people run past the window.
She said a woman seemed to be laughing, but was actually crying.
She said the victim “had blood pouring everywhere.”
Other witnesses, who declined to be named, said they watched a woman and a man drive a car to a house next to the park before jumping out and trying to help the victim.
“He had a towel over his face,” one witness said, adding the woman hopped into the ambulance with him.
Other neighbours said they had heard rumours of drug dealing in the neighbourhood and that the incident could be drug related.