Gunman on the run after man is shot dead after horror shooting in the front yard of a home in Brisbane
- Police are searching for the gunman that shot a Brisbane man dead on Tuesday
- Officers established a crime scene for the suspected homicide at 3.25am
- Nearby Corinda State School and Eden Academy childcare centre are affected
Police are searching for a gunman that shot another man dead in the front yard of a city home.
Queensland Police said officers established a crime scene at a house on Cliveden Avenue in Oxley, southwest Brisbane, at 3.25am on Tuesday.
They are currently treating the shooting as a murder.
The investigation means nearby Corinda State School’s drop-off area will be closed until after 9am, delaying students’ start on the first day of Term Four.
Queensland police have established a crime scene after a man was fatally shot in Brisbane early in the morning (pictured, police investigating the scene)
Police were called to the scene of the Oxely shooting at about 3.25am on Tuesday (pictured, police at the scene)
Officers were seen investigating and photographing the scene (above) late Tuesday morning
‘Due to an emerging situation on Cliveden Ave parents are asked to allow additional time for school drop off this morning as Cliveden Ave is closed,’ the school wrote on its Facebook page.
‘Surrounding streets and Corinda State High School are open.’
The crime scene also affects the nearby Eden Academy childcare facility, which remains open.
A large police presence will remain in the area but it is believed the shooter has fled.
Forensic officers were spotted at the scene late Tuesday morning taking photographs of evidence.
Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Police are treating the shooting as a murder as they continue an investigation and search for the gunman (pictured, police at the scene early Tuesday morning)
Police established a crime scene at 3.25am and are expected to remain at the scene until after 9am (pictured, officers talking to an unidentified person at the scene)
Nearby resident Carol Armstrong said she heard gunshots early this morning.
‘I was woken up by a loud bang, which I thought was somebody over at the school, people going through there,’ she told ABC.
‘A doorbell rang this morning — a police officer telling me that somebody had been shot.’
Another neighbour said she was woken by the gunshots and ran to her window to see a man in a mask and hoodie.