Bail for shooting and extortion accused

A young Queensland man accused of shooting a firearm into a suburban house has been granted bail after a judge found the proposed conditions were strict enough.

Hamzah Sayed, 19, of Kuraby in Brisbane's outer south, was charged with one count of dangerous conduct with a weapon after police alleged he fired a bullet through the window of a home in neighbouring Runcorn about 11pm on October 24 last year.

People were in the home at the time but nobody was injured.

Sayed was also charged with extortion, unlawful supply of weapons and unlawful use of a motor vehicle following a police major and organised crime squad investigation.

Two other men have also been charged with extortion as a result of the investigation.

Sayed did not appear personally but was legally represented in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Thursday, where his barrister said he should be released on bail after spending 15 days in custody since his arrest.

"He has no criminal history. The case against him, putting aside the evidence of (one person's testimony), is wholly circumstantial," the barrister said.

The barrister said the shooting and extortion charges were not connected and a witness against his client had been caught with a car similar to one seen at the shooting and then "effectively rolled on people to avoid prosecution".

"It's somewhat questionable in its veracity; the strength of the crown case is not overwhelming," the barrister said.

The crown prosecutor said Sayed was required to show cause that he should be granted bail due to the alleged involvement of a firearm and he had already been on bail for a separate stolen property charge when he was arrested.

"The characterisation of the case as a circumstantial one is correct based on the material at hand but full brief of evidence is not yet available at this early stage of the proceeding," the prosecutor said.

"There is a risk of (Sayed) committing further offences while on bail, there is a risk to the safety of any witnesses and of obstructing justice."

Justice Susan Brown said there was a "real risk" of Sayed contacting witnesses but accepted proposed bail conditions banning him from physically approaching them and for him to surrender his mobile phone for inspection when requested by police.

"The present application is a finely balanced one ... the fact that he is going to stay with (his relative), has employment, has had some time in custody, has convinced me the conditions reduce the risk to an acceptable level," Justice Brown said.