Shooting by masked gunman leaves police mystified, video of incident released

| 03.10,19. 04:57 AM |



Shooting by masked gunman leaves police mystified, video of incident released



Police are seeking this masked man who shot into a house at Mt Gravatt in southern Brisbane (Supplied) (ABC News)

Police say they are not sure what prompted a man to fire bullets directly through the front window of a house in a terrifying incident at Mount Gravatt on Brisbane's southside last month.


Two people were in the house at the time, but neither was injured.


Detectives have released footage of the man responsible, in the hope of tracking down people involved in the shooting.


Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said the gunman, carrying two firearms, was filmed by a security camera as he approached the house on Gordon Parade in Mount Gravatt East about 9:30pm on September 15.


Dressed in a white, hooded jumper and with his face covered, he fired off two rounds through French doors from what police believe was a double-barrel shotgun.


The bullets flew through the home's living room and into a wall separating the room from a bedroom where a woman was sleeping.


The woman, and a man who was also in the home, escaped injury but were very shaken by the incident.


The shooter fled from the scene to an awaiting car.


Detective Inspector Thompson said police had a suspect in custody in relation to other matters, but they were still searching for other people thought to have been involved.


"The one offender, we believe, may have had a driver of the awaiting motor vehicle, so we know that there are two people out there or we believe there are two people out there who have information in relation to this," he said.


"We also would believe, through previous experience, it is extremely rare for only the offender and possibly the driver to know about this.


"In most instances, investigations generally reveal that there's either other persons involved in the planning or have heard about this offence, because the offenders have made admissions or confided in them about it."


Detective Inspector Thompson said they were yet to determine what motivated the shooting.


"We've had a lot to do with the victim in this instance, she is a businesswoman, but we can't come up with any strong motive at this point in time behind why her house has been targeted," he said.


"It's extremely difficult for us to say."


Police want to hear from anyone with information about the shooting.


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