Stolen car found in Gympie after Lowmead shooting Monday

UPDATE 8.10am: POLICE have located a vehicle stolen from a Lowmead property following a shooting on Monday night.

The vehicle, minus the number plates, was found in Gympie late yesterday.

The plates are 922FTB.

The Bulletin has yet to talk to police today to see if they consider Rockhampton a location the couple could still be trying to get to.

Update 10am Tuesday: GLADSTONE police say the couple involved in a shooting incident south of Miriam Vale on Monday night had no links to the victim.

During a press conference outside Gladstone police station, Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey told reports the couple had been involved in a crash near Miriam Vale earlier, and their sole motive for approaching the Lowmead house was to steal a vehicle.

It's believed the couple may be heading north because they have ties to Rockhampton.

The offenders are known to police.

Tuesday 9.15AM: ROCKHAMPTON Police officers are on high alert today after a shooting at Lowmead, about 50km south of Miriam Vale last night.

Police are keeping their watchful eye on the Bruce Hwy, north of Gladstone, as it is believed the man could be heading towards Rockhampton.

However Capricornia District Inspector Virginia Nelson this morning says it is also possible the man, alleged to have fired a gunshot at an 82-year-old man, could be heading south.

 Read The Observer's story here, which will include an update after a Police press conference at 9.30am.

At 10pm yesterday a man and a woman went to a house on the Bruce Hwy and threatened three occupants with a firearm, demanding keys to a vehicle.

During the incident the firearm discharged and an 82-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

The two then fled the property in a stolen white 1999 Nissan Patrol, bearing Queensland Registration 922FTB.

The injured man has been taken to the Bundaberg Hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

The other two occupants were not physically injured.

The alleged offender is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 20-30 years, of skinny build with scruffy, shoulder length hair. He was wearing black pants and a red shirt.

The woman is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, aged 16-20 years, of slim build with curly black hair.

She was wearing black pants and a white jacket.

Police are urging anyone who spots the vehicle, or the man and woman, not to approach them but to immediately contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Gladstone police on 4971 3222.



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