Shooting victim in hospital as police appeal for witnesses

UPDATE, 12PM: POLICE have said they believe a shooting in Newtown this morning was not a random attack.

Darling Downs Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said 41-year-old Toowoomba man was undergoing surgery following the incident this morning. 

"We don't believe it is a random attack," he said.

"We believe that the victim may well know the perpetrator of the offence."

Inspector Strohfeldt said police were continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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UPDATE, 7.50AM: Witnesses to a midnight shooting in Newtown are being urged to contact investigating police.

Police this morning said a man, 41, suffered a "suspected gunshot wound" and had been taken to Toowoomba Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The man was found on Victory St near the intersection of Ethel St in Newtown just after midnight.

It comes as investigating officers appeal for witnesses to come forward.

A police spokeswoman said anyone who may have heard or seen something between 11.45pm Monday and 12.10am today to contact police.

The spokeswoman said no arrests had been made in relation to the shooting.

Police at the scene where a man, 42, was shot in the neck about midnight on Victory St near the intersection of Ethel St in Newtown.
Police at the scene where a man, 42, was shot in the neck about midnight on Victory St near the intersection of Ethel St in Newtown. Tara Miko

EARLIER: A MAN has been shot in the neck at a suburban home in a midnight incident in Toowoomba.

The 41-year-old man was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital from the scene on Victory St in Newtown.

The man was reportedly found in the middle of the road when police arrived at the scene near the intersection of Ethel St just after midnight.

He was taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

A police cordon was established on Victory St off Holberton St and surrounding roads as police investigated.

A security company locked down toilet blocks in the nearby Newtown park before the police cordon was lifted just after 3am.

Investigations are continuing.


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