Caloundra shooting mystery remains as police investigate

UPDATE 12.25pm: Police continue to search for information into a shooting at Caloundra, as a 24-year-old Nambour man recovers in hospital after being shot in the arm.

Arthur St residents this morning recalled seeing police cars parked in the street at about lunchtime Saturday, while officers began early investigations into the shooting, which took place at about 1am on Saturday.

After being alerted to the incident by a number of witnesses on Saturday who reported hearing gunshots in the vicinity of Arthur St, officers found no crime scene or injured people, however a 24-year-old man was admitted to Nambour General Hospital at about 8am Saturday with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm which required surgery.

One Arthur St resident said she'd seen officers speaking with a woman, but hadn't heard any of the reported gunshots early Saturday morning.

She said she'd heard other residents warning of possible prowlers in the area lately, but was unsure what the circumstances were surrounding Saturday's incident, which police were continuing to investigate at the scene, while the exact location of the shooting was yet to be uncovered.

Officers did not believe the shooting was random, and suspect the offender may have been known to the victim.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers immediately on 1800 333 000.


A 24-YEAR-OLD Nambour man is recovering in hospital after being shot in the arm.

Sunshine Coast Drug and Serious Crime Taskforce officer-in-charge Dave Harbison said officers were called to reports of gunshots at Arthur St in Caloundra about 1am on Saturday.

They did not find a crime scene or any injured people at the time.

However, Detective Sergeant Harbison said a 24-year-old Nambour man was admitted to Nambour General Hospital about 8am Saturday with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm.

Det Sgt Harbison said the man underwent surgery to have parts of a projectile removed.

He said investigations into the incident were continuing.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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