Man dead in Gold Coast shooting

A SECURITY guard discovered the body of a 36-year-old man in the middle of a road off Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach this morning.

Initially the guard thought the man was hit by a car, but Gold Coast detectives said the deceased man was shot in the torso and several spent cartridges were found close to the scene.

Detectives want to talk to anyone who may have seen the man alive or suspicious activity in the area between 2am and 2.30am.

He was wearing a light-blue hooded jacket and light-grey jeans.

It’s the second shooting death in as many weeks after a man was shot and staggered 50 metres along Silvereye Circuit, Gilston, before dying.  

Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson said police were concerned by the number of incidents involving firearms.

“We treat all shooting seriously whether they are fatal or otherwise. Certainly a lot of resources will go into this incident,” Det Sup Hutchinson said.

Anyone who saw a man matching the police description or saw any suspicious activity on Hooker Blvd should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  


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