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Monday, July 22, 2024

Seven charged after Bramston Beach shooting

A 59-year-old Bramston Beach resident is one of seven men charged after a man in his 20s was shot in the leg during an altercation at an abandoned caravan park in Bramston Beach last weekend.

Queensland Police say that at about 5.30am on Saturday, a 27-year-old man presented at Innisfail Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Investigations revealed that earlier that day seven men had attended a property on Evans Road Bramston Beach, one of them allegedly armed with a rifle.

A confrontation then occurred between then group and a 59-year-old male resident of the property, resulting in an exchange of gunfire between the two parties.

During the exchange the 27-year-old man was stuck, causing a fracture to his lower leg.

“Multiple resources were deployed including specialist police to identify the parties and weapons allegedly used in the altercation,” Police said.

“It is alleged the men involved all knew each other and had previous history.”

Seven people have since been arrested in various locations and charged, including:

  • 59-year-old Bramston Beach man charged with grievous bodily harm, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed and unlawful possession of weapons. He is due to appear in Townsville magistrates Court today.
  • 45-year-old Hughenden man charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm. He is due to face Innisfail Magistrates Court on October 19.
  • A 22-year-old Hughenden man charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and providing a false statement. He is due to face Innisfail Magistrates Court on October 19.
  • A 52-year-old Hughenden man charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, due to appear in Innisfail Magistrates Court on October 19.
  • A 26-year-old Mena Creek man charged with unlawful supply of weapons and unlawful possession of weapons, due to appear in Innisfail Magistrates Court on October 19.
  • A 25-year-old Goondi man charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of weapons. He is due to face Innisfail Magistrates Court on September 21.
  • A 36-year-old Mourilyan Harbour man charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and providing a false statement, due in Innisfail Magistrates Court on October 19.
  • A 27-year-old Goondi man is also assisting police with their inquiries.

Two firearms were also seized by police – a handgun and a rifle.

Police say their investigations into the incident are continuing.

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