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.

Drones to Catch Hoons to be Deployed Following Gateway Bridge Incident in Murrarie

Traffic cops have long witnessed hooning on the Gateway Bridge. This dangerous escapade on the bridge linking Murrarie and Eagle Farm will soon be contained with the help of a fleet of hi-tech, airborne surveillance drones.

In its bid to reinforce and strengthen its crackdown on hooning activities, the Queensland Police Services (QPS) has invested in covert drones to catch more offenders on the road. Officers are currently under training to learn how to become drone pilots as the agency increases its crime-fighting tools. 

In Gold Coast, drones have been a successful part of Operation Tango Vinyl, which has led to the arrest of 99 individuals who were charged for dangerous driving. More than 20 vehicles were also seized whilst 400 people were issued infringement notices. 


  • Queensland Police Services is preparing to launch a fleet of drones to tackle hooning across the region.
  • Officers have been undergoing training to become drone pilots.
  • Drones have been effective in Gold Coast, where the QPS conducted Operation Tango Vinyl, which led to the arrest of 99 offenders.

Meanwhile, a QPS spokesperson said that video of the hooning incident in Gateway Bridge led to the arrest of motorists who were also charged for not wearing a seatbelt and for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The cops are also investigating a lead into another vehicle that dangerously drove on the bridge. Its hooning video has gone viral on social media.   


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“These changes will provide police with enhanced flexibility when dealing with gatherings of hoons,” Police Minister Mark Ryan following the announcement of the QPS’ investment in these drones. 

“For example, if dozens of cars were hooning in a particular location, police would be able to use these new hi-tech cameras to capture images of all the vehicles. The high-resolution images would allow police to identify each vehicle, and then proceed to take action against the registered owner unless the owner could demonstrate they weren’t driving at the time.

“The expanded laws would apply to a greater range of traffic offences caught on camera. An offender would no longer be able to avoid prosecution by simply masking their identities and denying they had been behind the wheel.

“There’s no apology for targeting these reckless drivers.”