News

Charges laid after Morayfield girl shot with "homemade" gun

CRIME SCENE: Location where a three-year-old was shot in Morayfield.
CRIME SCENE: Location where a three-year-old was shot in Morayfield.

POLICE have charged a 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman in relation to a shooting incident in Morayfield on January 7.

It will be alleged a three-year-old girl received a serious leg injury as a result of a gunshot from a homemade gun that was located at a residence in Morayfield.

Police will allege the man and woman failed to provide the necessary duty of care and take precautions to avoid danger to the child's safety.

The man and woman were both charged with one count each of grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of weapons Category H (improvised firearm).

They are both due to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court today.

UPDATE, Janurary 8, 2016

A THREE-YEAR-OLD Morayfield girl remains in hospital after a "homemade improvised firearm" discharged and shot her in the leg at 11pm on Thursday night.
A Queensland Police Media spokesperson confirmed on Monday that no charges had been laid but said Grievous Bodily Harm would be "likely".
"They deem it to be a very unfortunate accident," she said.
Police learned the toddler had been shot after she was presented by relatives to Caboolture Hospital with a wound to her thigh at 11.30pm.
Police established a crime scene at a Morayfield address believed to be the toddler's home.

Forensic crews located and seized the firearm along with a number of other exhibits to assist with their investigations.
The three-year-old remains in Lady Cilento Hospital after undergoing surgery and is in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

EARLIER:

A "homemade improvised firearm" inflicted the gunshot wound to a three-year-old Morayfield girl overnight Acting detective inspector Teena Rolls has said.

At about 11.30pm last night the toddler was presented by relatives to Caboolture hospital with a wound to her thigh.

Police have established a crime scene at her residence where they located and seized the firearm along with a number other exhibits to assist with investigations.

Police believe several other children and three adults were present when the incident occurred inside the home.

Investigations were continuing into how the child was shot with a number of relatives, including a man and a woman, assisting police with their inquiries.

The three-year-old remains in Lady Cilento Hospital undergoing surgery.

UPDATE 

FORENSIC crew are on scene at an address in Morayfield after a three-year-old girl sustained a gunshot wound to the right leg last night.

The address where the incident occurred is already known to police.

A witness said police were at the address on the morning of Thursday, December 10.

He said he saw two marked police cars and a marked truck, which looked like a mobile operations unit, but could not see anyone at home.

A three-year-old child sustained a gunshot wound at this Morayfield address.
A three-year-old child sustained a gunshot wound at this Morayfield address. Vicki Wood

More details to come.

EARLIER:

A THREE-year-old Morayfield girl is being treated in a Brisbane hospital after suffering a bullet wound to her right leg.

Police learned the toddler had been shot at about 11pm on Thursday.

Officers then visited both the hospital and a home, where a crime scene was set up.

The young girl's injuries proved serious enough for her to be sent to Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane for further treatment.

Police are now interviewing a man and a woman about the shooting.

Those with information about the wounding of the toddler are being asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

It is the second horrific attack involving a young child this week.

On Wednesday, a two-month-old baby girl was fatally stabbed in the southern Brisbane suburb of Parkinson.

The baby's mother and grandmother also suffered stabbing wounds. Both survived the attack and are being treated in Brisbane.

The baby's grandfather is expected to face charges relating to the incident in Brisbane today.

On Thursday Detective Inspector Tony Duncun said the police are still trying to work out what caused the tragic turn of events. 

"As you can imagine, they [the family] are very traumatised after the incident.

"It was a horrific crime scene."

"Because the whole incident revolves around the entire family it makes it all that more traumatic."

"As you can imagine, they [the family]are very traumatised after the incident.

"It was a horrific crime scene."

"Because the whole incident revolves around the entire family it makes it all that more traumatic."

Topics:  caboolture hospital editors picks gunshot morayfield police


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Teen boy dies after falling from motorbike

A 16-year-old boy has died in a fall from a motorbike at Beachmere.

Police investigate whether or not he was wearing a helmet

Ups and downs in NBN quest to leave no home behind

Toowoomba's David Shinners and his son Hugh and wife Julie find online life easier with the NBN.

Faster broadband means fewer people will leave the regions for work.

Our love affair with the internet is growing

Gympie West's Micah, Kathy, Rob and Mitchell Pitt, with their dog Winston, enjoying their devices through the National Broadband Network.

We do it in bed, at work, in the kitchen ... and on the loo.

Local Partners

Queensland facing more scorching days

SOUTHEAST Queenslanders will once again be cranking up the air con today, with another heatwave to send temperatures soaring.

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

Start the new year with a bang at Woodford

CLOSING CEREMONY: The Fire Event is Woodford Folk Festival's biggest ceremony.

Farewell 2016 with fire at Woodford Folk Festival

Ring in new year at Woodford Folk Festival

FIRST DAWN: 6000 welcomed the first sunrise of 2016 with a ceremony led by Tibetan monks.

Get your grove on and let the sun set on 2016 and rise anew in 2017

Why The Walking Dead cast are paid a pittance

Despite massive ratings the cast haven't been shown the money

50 Shades Dornan on why he hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

'I can't keep my mouth shut any longer'

Singer George Michael.

George Michael’s cousin blasts singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Looking back, looking ahead in Noosa

NEVER-ENDING GLORY: Looking towards Laguna Bay and Hastings St from Noosa National Park.

Natural appeal of Noosa continues to attract buyers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

'Difficult times': Rental prices tipped to increase in 2017

GREAT BUYS: There are some great rentals and houses to buy in South Gladstone. Head to gladstoneobserver.com.au for the top 10 homes under $100 to rent right now in the Gladstone region.

Investors may soon see a "profitable return” on properties.

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

Entrance Island, Birtinya

Get the inside info from the agents themselves

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!