Bandido shot me, says victim, by Anonymous
man, who was shot in the shoulder from behind after
a scuffle in a Queensland Sunshine Coast carpark,
has identified the gun-man as a member of the Bandidos
night's shooting took place in the carpark of a Sixth
Avenue apartment building in Maroochydore.
horrified witnesses heard and saw the attack.
said yesterday she had heard the victim tell police
his assailant was ''a Bandido''.
witness said the victim and another man were leaving
the Sixth Avenue apartment complex when the attack
took place about 9. 15pm.
said the victim was not a bike club member but had
dealings with the Bandidos club.
said the victim had been shot in the right shoulder.
witness said she understood the victim had business
dealings with members of the club.
witness said Sunday night was the first time he had
seen the victim.
he (the victim) was on the ground, the police asked
him if he knew who it (the offender) was and he said
'of course I do'.
said 'it was a Bandido'.'' Bandido Motorcycle Club
spokesman Mick Reed said yesterday that, to the best
of his knowledge, no Bandidos were involved.
talked to all our members on the Coast and nobody
seems to know anything about it,'' he said.
''As far as I know, none of our members had anything
to do with it , but, you know, I'm not sure what's
going to go on from there.'' Another witness said
the victim and offender were arguing prior to the
shot being fired.
the witness said he did not hear what was being said.
they were wrestling and they fell over into a potted
plant and then when he (the gunman) got up, he shot
him,'' he said.
witness said after the shot was fired, the offender
ran towards the back of the carpark, jumped the fence
and ran through an adjoining property.
witness said the victim staggered in the opposite
direction, towards the street, before collapsing on
Windsor said he watched the aftermath of the shooting
from an apartment balcony.
''We heard a bang and some people running and then
we heard the guy moaning,'' he said.
went out to the balcony then and heard him (the victim)
say 'he wouldn't fight me face-to-face , he had to
get a gun'.'' Regional crime coordinator Detective
Inspector John Maloney said while the victim was known
to police, there were no immediate connections to
part of our investigation ...to find out what the
motive was,'' he said.
this stage we don't know where he (the offender) is,''
Insp Maloney said the victim, 47, did not live in
the Sixth Avenue apartment building where the shooting
(the offender) would appear to be an itinerant person
with some connection to the area,'' Insp Maloney said.
Insp Maloney said the assailant's firearm was ''some
sort of small-calibre handgun''.
said the victim was in a stable condition in hospital
said the gunman was between 30 and 40 years of age
and of a ''stocky'' build.
said he had short brown hair and was wearing a red