Shooting not a 'random incident'

GOLD Coast detectives have not ruled out that Saturday's shooting of a man at Robina was related to a bikie gang dispute.

Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson said the victim's father was a former member of the Bandidos Motorcylcle Club Australia.

"The victim himself is not part of any motorcycle group," Det Supt Hutchinson said.

"We believe the offender targeted the victim and this wasn't a random incident.

"The victim had no criminal history and we are still looking into the circumstances and the histories of everyone involved. We are keeping all options open.

"We don't know that it is bikie related, but we are not ruling that out either."

Det Supt Hutchinson said there was no reason for Gold Coast residents the public to be concerned.

"We have nothing to suggest it was likely to occur again," he said.

The 25-year-old man was shot with a shotgun on the road outside his home and received pellet wounds to his rear right shoulder.

"The injuries have appeared to be not too bad," Det Supt Hutchinson said.

"The person (offender) discharged a number of shots, we believe at least three.

"Two empty cartridges have been located.

"A number of cars and one house were hit by pellets."

Det Supt Hutchinson said the victim's mother, girlfriend, sister and his sister's child were at the home during the shooting.

The Gold Coast police helicopter was used in response to the shooting.

"The thermal imaging allowed us to do searches of nearby bush area for people," Det Supt Hutchinson said.

Police were still searching for the gunman late yesterday.



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