Morningside Shooting Possible Case of Mistaken Identity, Leaves Residents Unhurt but Shaken

The Queensland Police Service is investigating a shooting incident in a Morningside townhouse that has left residents unhurt but shaken. Authorities believe the incident may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Residents of a townhouse on Richmond Rd woke up to find the glass balustrade of their balcony shattered by bullet holes and immediately reported the incident. Initial investigations stated that the residents didn’t hear anything but one witness said a stranger was by their area at 10 p.m.

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Another resident, whose place was hit, did not have any idea why their townhouse was targeted. He just moved to the property in August and has not heard of similar incidents in the area.

One other neighbour also revealed that the townhouse had some unsavoury individuals as occupants a few months ago but they have moved out of the building.

“Scary as that’s just around the corner from me, little too close to come for my liking. I saw the police tape it all off there when I drove past heading to the vets this morning and knew something serious happened… but a shooting, wow,” a neighbour said.

“Yep happened around 7am on Richmond Road, no one has been reported to be hurt. Not sure what it’s related to but seeing as these guys are practically my neighbors it’s really unnerving.”

“God, are we America now?  What is it with firearms these days?!”

The QPS is looking for more information about the Morningside shooting, especially from someone with CCTV/dashcam footage. Reports may be filed online or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1800333000.