Woman killed in Gold Coast shooting had posted chilling words on Facebook

A 27-year-old woman, identified as Ivona Jovanovic, has died after being been shot at a Highland Park home on the Gold Coast.

Queensland police report they were called to a home on Renfrew Drive in the city’s northwest around 8.30 on Sunday night after reports of a woman with a gunshot wound.

Ms Jovanovic was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital, where she died a short time later.

Police are yet to formally identify the woman, but she is believed to be Ms Jovanovic and friends have started paying tribute to the local woman on her social media accounts.

The intro on Ms Jovanovic’s Facebook page reads: “Sometimes bad things happen to good people”.

Police are yet to formally identify the woman but friends have been paying tribute to Ivona Jovanovic on her Facebook page (Pictured, left photo taken in 2017and right photo taken in 2019) after local media identified her. Source: Facebook/Ivona Jovanovic

Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia they are currently speaking with a man but no charges have been laid.

The Gold Coast Bulletin is reporting that the shooter is known to the Ms Jovanovic.

Friends have been paying tribute to Ms Jovanovic on her social media pages.

“Another beautiful soul gone way too early, rest In peace Ivona Jovanovic we will all miss you,” one person wrote.

“I can’t believe it! Such a beautiful girl inside and out. Rest in peace angel, you will be so missed,” another person commented.

Queensland Police responded to reports of a woman being shot about 8:30 on Sunday evening. Source: 9News

“Any life lost is a tragedy, but the world has lost an amazing woman in such a terrible way. You will be missed by so many,” another friend wrote.

“Sleep Well beautiful, heaven is now blessed to have gained an angel. Life is horrible and isn’t fair,” one person responded on Ms Jovanovic’s Instagram.

Neighbour, Don Luttrell, who lives opposite the property told the Gold Coast Bulletin that the street was “quiet” and all he had heard before police arrived was cars revving in the driveway, saying it was a common noise.

“The driveway is on a 20 per cent slope on cobblestones so tyres are always slipping and sliding,” he said.

Police were called to an address in Renfrew Drive in Highland Park with reports of a woman shot. Source: Google Maps

Mr Luttrell said he didn’t hear any sirens when police arrived.

“Six or seven minutes later I heard police running down with their torches,” he said.

A homicide investigation has been launched by Gold Coast detectives, with forensic officers combing the home for clues into early Monday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

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