Police have launched a manhunt after the “execution” of a former bikie on the Gold Coast in a single day.
Shane Bowden, 47, was shot a number of instances in his automotive, within the driveway of his Pimpama residence early on Monday morning.
Queensland Police mentioned a burnt out automotive was discovered close by a short while later.
Two crime scenes have been arrange – one at a unit complicated on Cox St in Pimpama, the opposite the place the automotive was present in Ormeau.
Talking to the media on Monday morning, Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith mentioned police had been looking “at the very least two males”.
“We consider the sufferer got here residence from the health club, he’s pushed into the driveway, and the assailants have run in and shot him a number of instances,” Supt Smith mentioned.
“It clearly appears he’s been ambushed.”
It’s understood Bowden’s companion and two young children had been residence on the time of the incident, however didn’t witness the horrific capturing.
Police say they’re looking for at the very least two males – one wearing darkish clothes, the opposite in gentle clothes.
Supt Smith mentioned there was “no threat to the neighborhood” because it appeared it was an inside Mongols incident, after Bowden was reportedly “kicked out” of the gang earlier within the yr.
“It is crucial that individuals perceive that these gangs are criminals, they don’t take fluffy toys to hospital, they’re felony gangs who survive on retribution, violence and threats and if anybody thinks something in any other case they’re an fool,” Supt Smith mentioned.
“You reside by the sword, you die by the sword.”
Bowden just lately made headlines when he was accused of mendacity on his border declaration when he returned to Queensland from Melbourne, having beforehand examined optimistic to COVID-19.
It was initially reported he had flown whereas infectious, nonetheless Queensland Well being later mentioned he had recovered from the virus earlier than travelling.
When he arrived within the Sunshine State, police vowed to conduct a “full and thorough” investigation.
He appeared in court last week, and was fined simply $750 after the Justice of the Peace labelled the shape “silly” and “complicated” in relation to the query: “Do you at present have COVID-19 or within the final 14 days have you ever been a cleared case of COVID-19?”
Justice of the Peace Joan White mentioned the query ought to have been cut up into two.
Bowden examined optimistic to COVID-19 on August 5 whereas in hospital being handled for an contaminated gunshot wound.
He was cleared of the virus on August 21, and crammed out the declaration move six days later, wherein he mentioned he “had not been cleared of COVID-19 within the earlier 14 days.”
If he had declared he had been cleared of the virus seven days earlier, he wouldn’t have been in a position to enter Queensland.
He was as soon as a part of the Finks “terror workforce” and was liable for capturing Christopher Hudson throughout the infamous ballroom blitz brawl.
In March 2006, three males had been shot and three extra had been stabbed when members of the Finks attacked rival Hells Angels bikies within the Royal Pines Resort ballroom.
In 2008, Bowden was sentenced to 6 and a half years for his function within the melee, which befell in entrance of 1800 spectators and precipitated greater than $10,000 price of injury.
Weeks after he was launched from jail in July this yr, Bowden was the goal of a drive-by capturing in Melbourne in July the place he was shot within the leg.
Extra to come back.