Dog shot, killed in drive-by shooting

The shooting happened in the Gold Coast suburb of Mudgeeraba. Picture: NewsWire / Glenn Campbell

A dog has been shot and killed during a drive-by shooting on the Gold Coast.

A female occupant of the house was taken to hospital with a minor injury to her hand.

The attack happened in the Gold Coast suburb of Mudgeeraba about 5am on Sunday.

The female occupant is assisting police.

Cobai Drive, Mudgeerabe, Gold Coast. Picture: Google
The shooting happened about 5am at a unit complex on Cobai Drive, Mudgeeraba. Picture: Google

Police were called to reports of shots fired into a unit complex on Cobai Drive.

A police spokesperson said the dog could not be saved.

“Upon arrival, a dog was located with life-threatening injuries and was transported by police to a nearby vet surgery,” the spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately, the dog’s injuries were not survivable, and it was humanely euthanised at the veterinary clinic.”

Wilfully or unlawfully killing a pet in Queensland carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison if the attack happens during nightime. Picture: NewsWire / Scott Powick

The female home occupant was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with a minor injury to her hand.

“ She is currently assisting police with inquiries,” the spokesperson said.

The shooter could face a charge of wilfully kill, maim, or wound animals, the spokesperson said.

Killing a stock animal in Queensland is a crime and carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

If the animal killed is not a stock animal, the crime is a misdemeanour with a two-year maximum sentence or three years if the offence is committed at night.