Disputes turn violent in NSW, Queensland

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Disputes between neighbours and housemates took dark turns overnight with police responding to separate incidents in Queensland and NSW.

In Brisbane, a fight between two flatmates on Friday night ended with one allegedly stabbing the other in the chest.

The 54-year-old Beenleigh man faces an attempted murder charge and will front Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

A 48-year-old man was hospitalised and is in a stable condition.

Elsewhere, a NSW man will front court on Saturday after allegedly shooting a gun while arguing with his neighbour in the Hunter region.

No one was injured in the incident which NSW Police said was the result of a dispute between the occupants of two neighbouring properties more than 100 kilometres west of Scone.

A 56-year-old man produced a gun and shot it while the other man ran into nearby bushland uninjured.

Police responded and stopped a ute nearby, arresting the driver, the 56-year-old man, for a number of offences.

They include injured persons / property, unauthorised firearm, breaching an apprehended violence order and drug possession.

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