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Manhunt ends over bloody CBD shooting

Polair helicopter footage of one of the suspects fleeing the scene on foot. Picture: Queensland Police
Polair helicopter footage of one of the alleged suspects fleeing the scene on foot. Picture: Queensland Police

Three men have now been arrested over what police allege was a “targeted” shooting that injured three in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

Officers had been searching for a 22-year-old Goodna man since the shooting about 10.40pm on Saturday night.

He was arrested at a Darra property in Brisbane’s southwest on Monday afternoon.

He has since been charged with four counts of attempted murder, three counts of acts intended to maim/disfigure/disable, three counts of wounding, and six other offences.

A 19-year-old from Redbank Plains and a 20-year-old from Goodna were arrested in Darra on Sunday.

CTV footage of the suspects' car driving down Mary Street after the shooting. Picture: CTV, Turquoise Kebabs
CCTV footage of the suspects’ car driving down Mary St after the shooting. Picture: CTV, Turquoise Kebabs

The men allegedly fired on a man in his 30s on Mary St, hitting him in the chest and leg.

Two women, one in her late teens and one in her 20s, were also injured in the leg from the shots.

CCTV from Turquoise Kebabs on the corner of Mary St and Albert St caught the suspects’ Volkswagen driving away from the shooting.

Susanne Hart, a witness nearby, told Nine News she saw “a pool of blood” at the scene before being told to leave by police.

Polair helicopter footage of one of the suspects fleeing the scene on foot. Picture: Queensland Police
Polair helicopter footage of one of the suspects fleeing the scene on foot. Picture: Queensland Police

A burnt out vehicle was found later in Darra.

Two of the men were caught afterwards with the help of Polair, the dog squad and specialist police.

During the arrest, police allegedly recovered the firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.

Police believe the shooting was “a very targeted attack” on the injured man, who was known to the suspects, and the motivation for the assault will “probably become clear over the next few days of the investigation”.

Authorities do not believe the injured women were directly connected to the incident.

The suspects' vehicle on fire where it was left in Darra. Picture: Queensland Police
The suspects’ vehicle on fire where it was left in Darra. Picture: Queensland Police

The two arrested men were refused bail and were due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Their charges include attempted murder, acts intended to maim/disfigure/disable, wounding and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, discharging a weapon in a public place, unlawful possession of weapons, dangerous conduct with a weapon and arson of a motor vehicle.

One of the suspects being pinned and arrested by Queensland authorities. Picture: Queensland Police
One of the men being pinned and arrested by Queensland authorities. Picture: Queensland Police

While authorities are “concerned” about the presence of firearms in the area, Detective Acting Inspector Michael Hogan from Queensland Police said “there’s really no need for the rest of the public to be concerned about their welfare, in relation to these activities”.