High-powered weapon used in neighbourhood shooting
UPDATE 12.37PM: Police say two guns - one a high-powered weapon - were used to shoot a Toowoomba man in the early hours of this morning.
Darling Downs Detective Inspector Dave Isherwood said the man, 20, was inside a Curzon St address at Rangeville last night before he went outside and met two people about 1am.
"Subsequently an argument ensued and during the course of the argument the male person was shot in the knee, left knee, and the stomach," Det Insp Isherwood said.
"Investigations have also established that a small calibre weapon was used to shoot him in the abdomen and a more high-powered weapon shot the victim in the knee."
Det Insp Isherwood said the victim then called an ambulance before he was taken to hospital.
The man had not yet given detectives any information about what happened leading up to the shooting before he was taken into surgery today. Police are now waiting for the man to be out of theatre before they attempt to speak with him again.
"The injury to the knee is quite substantial, and whilst the injuries aren't life-threatening, he has an injury to his internal organs," Det Insp Isherwood said.
He said a woman had been asleep at the same address and was awoken by dogs barking before she ran outside to find the injured man.
"But we can confirm she had heard raised voices like an argument so obviously it is reasonable to assume he knew the people responsible," Det Insp Isherwood said.
"I want to emphasise that this is obviously not a random shooting, so we haven't got lunatics running around Toowoomba shooting indiscriminately at people."
Det Insp Isherwood said while police did know the victim, it would be inappropriate to say he was "known to police".
Police currently have no information about the identity of the two men who fled the scene in a vehicle and said no one in the area had seen or heard anything.
Detectives are now asking for anyone who was in the area about 1am or saw a vehicle leaving at speed to come forward to police. Anyone with information should contact Toowoomba police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
UPDATE 10.52AM: Forensic investigators spent the morning at a Toowoomba home after a man was shot at the address overnight.
Officers searched for evidence at the house at Curzon St, Rangeville and were using metal detectors in the driveway where the man was shot in his abdomen and leg.
Long-time Curzon St resident Mary, who asked that her last name not be used, said she had not heard gun shots last night despite living only a few houses away.
"I got up this morning at about 6am and it was quite busy," she said.
Mary said she spoke to detectives who had parked out the front of her house and who told her there had been a shooting.
"It's sad," she said.
"I have lived here for 20 years. Nothing like this has ever happened. It is normally a very quiet street."
Mary described the street as a "lovely area" where most of the residents were known by their first names.
The Chronicle understands the address is a rental property. Children's toys could be seen this morning in the driveway near where forensic investigators were working.
Police are still trying to locate two men who fled the scene in a vehicle after the shooting.
The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was this morning not cooperating with police.
UPDATE 9:01AM: Police officers are at the scene of this morning's shooting in Curzon St and are establishing a crime scene.
Police are using metal detectors to search for bullet fragments outside the home after a 20-year-old was shot twice just after 1am this morning.
This follows reports earlier this morning that no police were stationed at the address in Rangeville and that a crime scene had not been established.
The Chronicle is on the scene and police investigations are continuing.
UPDATE 8.30AM: Toowoomba detectives are still waiting to speak to the man involved in a shooting early this morning.
The 20-year-old man remains in hospital and is said to not be cooperating with police after he sustained gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg just after 1am.
There are no officers stationed at the address in Curzon St, Rangeville and a crime scene has not been set up.
Two men believed to have been involved in the shooting have not been found.
Investigations are continuing.
UPDATE 7.45AM: A quiet street in Toowoomba has been turned into a crime scene with detectives investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning.
Initial investigations indicate that just after 1am, outside an address in Curzon St, a man was speaking with two men when he sustained gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg.
The two men fled the scene in a vehicle. It is understood that police are still looking for the men.
The 20-year-old Toowoomba man was transported to hospital for treatment to what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Detectives are waiting to interview him.
Investigations are continuing with police appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information which could assist with investigations to contact them.
EARLIER 6.15AM: Police are investigating after a man was shot in a quiet Toowoomba street early this morning.
A Police Media spokeswoman said police and emergency services were called to the Rangeville home, on Curzon St, just after 1am.
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A 20-year-old man was found to be shot in the abdomen and left knee.
He was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital with not life-threatening injuries.
The gunman is still on the run.
More to come.