Two brothers were injured during an assault on the Gold Coast. Picture: supplied
Two brothers were injured during an assault on the Gold Coast. Picture: supplied

Children played in street while man shot

CHILDREN were playing and running around in a sleepy suburban street just metres from where a man was allegedly shot in the face.

Yesterday three men allegedly and unlawfully entered a home at Pymble Place in Robina at 11.40am and assaulted two brothers.

They then fled in a small black car, leading police on a manhunt.

At the time of print, the men believed to be responsible remained at large.

A police car close to the scene of the crime. Picture: supplied
A police car close to the scene of the crime. Picture: supplied

Reece King, 27, was shot in the mouth and cheek with a gun, while his 29-year-old brother - understood to be known as Brandon - was struck by an object in the back of the head.

It is understood others were inside the property at the time of the offence and the attackers were unknown to the victims. The motive for the attacks is still unclear.

The brothers were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the investigation into the assaults remained ongoing.

"It's not believed to be a random attack, people are not at risk," he said.

 

Residents in the street were shocked, saying their children were playing about 20 metres away from the house when the shooting happened, however they did not hear it.

The street curves up a gently sloping hill and has an island median strip with trees and rocks in the middle of the cul-de-sac that children play on.

Kids bikes, pool noodles and an assortment of toys litter the front yards.

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One man told the Bulletin he was listening to music when his dog started barking.

Police knocked on their door and told them to stay inside because of a shooting.

"It's pretty crazy," he said. "In the two decades I've lived here, I've only ever seen one cop car.

"It's normally very chilled."

The house where the two brothers were attacked. Picture: supplied
The house where the two brothers were attacked. Picture: supplied

According to witnesses, more than 10 police cars were on scene, as well as four ambulances.

A trained nurse is also believed to have helped administer first aid to Mr King by applying pressure with a cloth to his face before paramedics arrived.

While most residents said they didn't hear the shooting, one man told the Bulletin he had heard screaming at the time.

"I heard screaming but thought it was kids," he said.

"But I did hear a car tear away at high speed … we never would have expected anything to happen in such a quiet street.

"You do get worried, there's lots of young families here and we don't know the motive.

"(The shooting victim) was nice, he always had hotted up cars there. Hopefully he's okay."

Another neighbour said sometimes the family would drive their racing cars on the street but they only saw them every now and then.

While police were still combing the house for evidence, a drone was spotted hovering above the crime scene, forcing cops to try and locate the operator.

Entering a crime scene is illegal and the drone was seen to be hovering right above the house.

When police started to follow the drone it quickly moved off towards another street.

The operator could be fined for the offence.



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