CRIME: A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg yesterday afternoon near Bauple. A suspect is currently on the run from police. This is a file photo of police tape. Photo: Contributed
CRIME: A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg yesterday afternoon near Bauple. A suspect is currently on the run from police. This is a file photo of police tape. Photo: Contributed Kevin Farmer

Police hunt scruffy, bearded suspect after Bauple shooting

UPDATE 12.40PM: POLICE are appealing for assistance to locate a man who can assist with their enquries after a 28-year-old man was shot in the right leg at Bauple yesterday afternoon.

Initial investigations suggest the two men had a confrontation before the man was shot at an Acacia Road address just after 3pm.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg and was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. 

Police are searching for the man believed to be responsible, who is described as Caucasian, around 175cm tall with a scruffy appearance, beard and wearing dark clothes. 

He then fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. 

If you see the man, please phone policelink on 131 444 or you can report it to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to your local police.  

UPDATE 8.30am: POLICE are currently combing the area near Bauple after a 28-year-old man was shot in the right leg during an argument yesterday afternoon.

It is believed the shot was fired after 3pm on a property near Acacia Road at Talegalla Weir.

Multiple police cars, ambulances, CIB and a rescue helicopter rushed to the scene to find the 28-year-old man with a serious leg wound.

He was assessed, stabilised and flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital just after 6pm and is currently 'stable.'

The man believed responsible fled the scene, and police believe he could be possibly armed and on the run.

"It seems like there was some sort of confrontation before the man was shot in the leg," a Queensland Police Service spokesman said.

Police are now conducting patrols around the area and a dog squad could also be called in to search for the man.

Investigations continue.

 

EARLIER 6.30PM: A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition after receiving "gunshot wounds to his leg" on a property north of Gympie.

Maryborough CIB, multiple police cars and three ambulance units rushed to Talegalla Weir at Bauple just after 3pm, responding to reports a man had been seriously injured.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the man was flown to hospital shortly after 6pm by rescue helicopter, being treated for gunshot wounds.

It's not yet clear what type of gun was used, or if another person was responsible for the shooting.

A Queensland Police Media spokeswoman confirmed an incident did occur and that they were investigating.

"Police are still making inquiries," the spokeswoman said.

More details to come.

Gympie Times


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