Woman dead and son injured in suspected murder-suicide attempt

A woman is dead and a man, believed to be her son, is badly injured after a vicious attack at a home north of Brisbane.

Police were called to a home on Topaz Drive in Mango Hill about 1pm on Thursday after what appears to be a murder-suicide attempt.

A 75-year-old woman had been murdered in her own home allegedly by a 50-year-old man believed to be her son.

It is suspected the man attacked the woman before trying to take his own life and he was the one who made the triple-0 call, 7News understands.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries under police guard.

Police were called to a house in Mango Hill after a suspected murder-suicide attempt. Source: 7 News
The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries as police combed through the crime scene at the home, north of Brisbane. Source: 7 News

“He’s having his injuries treated and we’ll be speaking with him in due course,” Petrie CIB’s Acting Detective Snr Sgt Richard Hoffman said.

Police have not confirmed the relationship between the woman and the man, but they did say he was known to her.

Forensic investigators and detectives face a very slow and grim task to determine exactly what happened.

Sheets were hung in the front yard of the property to shield residents from the confronting scene.

The street was in lockdown throughout Thursday afternoon, with Mango Hill State School just around the corner.

The street was in lockdown throughout Thursday afternoon, with Mango Hill State School just around the corner. Source: 7 News

Children had to be escorted past the police tape and down Topaz Drive as neighbours came to terms with the bloodshed on their block.

The site remains an active crime scene on Thursday night, with forensic investigators working their way through the home.

Police were called to a home on Topaz Drive in Mango Hill about 1pm on Thursday. Source: 7News