A police manhunt continues for two men involved in a Boxing Day home invasion which left a 10-year-old Queensland boy with a bullet wound to his shoulder.
The boy was shot at his family's Browns Plains house, south of Brisbane, after his father confronted the armed men just before 8pm on Tuesday.
Police say the pair were armed with a gun and a bladed weapon, believed to be a machete, and the gun was fired after the 33-year-old father threw a paint can as they attempted to enter the house.
The boy was struck in the shoulder and ran back into the house to hide under his bed, police say, while the father managed to wrestle the gun off the offenders.
He struck each of the men with the gun, sustaining injuries himself from the bladed weapon before the two men fled.
Detective Inspector Tod Reid appealed for anyone with information to help them locate the two offenders.
"They've shot a 10-year-old child on Boxing Day. This is an abhorrent crime," Det Insp Reid said on Wednesday.
"We need to catch them and we need your help to do it."
He said no motive was apparent for the attack, nor was it clear at this stage if the offenders were known to the family.
Both the boy and his father were taken to hospital and are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries.