Man shot dead opposite Gold Coast school

By Jamie McKinnell
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Man shot near Gold Coast school

A man has reportedly died after being shot in the chest near a Gold Coast school.

A 48-year-old woman is in police custody after a man was shot dead at a Gold Coast house opposite a school.

Paramedics responded to reports of gunshots being fired at the residence on Imperial Parade, opposite Labrador State School, just before 2pm Monday.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman could only confirm a male patient suffered a gunshot wound.

Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said the 43-year-old victim was found with "serious, life-threatening injuries" and a woman, aged 48, was being questioned.

"It's a little early to indicate the relationship of the male and the female, however they are known to each other," he said.

"The investigation is in its infancy at this stage."

Det Insp Thompson and the Queensland Police Media unit would not confirm widespread reports the injured man had died.

A second woman who witnessed the shooting, which happened inside the house, was taken from the scene.

Det Insp Thompson said nobody else was at risk during the incident.

"At this stage it looks like it was just an altercation between a closed group of people," he said.

Officers recovered a weapon, believed to be a handgun, from the scene.

Det Insp Thompson said weapons being in the community was a concerning issue.

"Police take that extremely seriously," he said.

The woman who witnessed the shooting is believed to have lived at the property.

Police closed a section of Imperial Parade outside the school for several hours and parents were prevented from retrieving their cars from outside the school.

Labrador State School reassured concerned parents on its Facebook page.

"All students/teachers and staff are safe," the school posted in a message.

"There has been a police incident outside of the school grounds ... which we repeat has nothing to do with the school or the welfare of our students."

Late on Monday afternoon, charges were yet to be laid.