Police chopper tracks offender

WATCH: Police chopper tracks offender in Toowoomba

UPDATE 5.20PM: Police are continuing to search for two men connected to a shooting in Rangeville yesterday.

Search warrants were executed at a number of properties on Thursday as part of ongoing investigations into the shooting which left a man in hospital.

The 20-year-old man from Toowoomba suffered two wounds after he was shot in the stomach and knee with two different firearms.

He underwent emergency surgery where part of his bowel was removed.

A large-scale manhunt was in force across Toowoomba on Thursday in an effort to locate two men believed to be on the run after the targeted incident.

Police released PolAir footage of a pursuit across Toowoomba which ended in the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

Police renewed an appeal for information relating to the shooting outside the Curzon St, Rangeville, home about 1am Wednesday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

7.45AM: A second man believed to have been involved in a targeted shooting in Rangeville yesterday remains on the run from police. 

Toowoomba detectives last night filed charges against a 23-year-old Scarborough man after a police chase through the city yesterday. 

It will be alleged the man drove in a white vehicle at police after being spotted driving on the wrong side of James St about 11.15am yesterday. 

Police, including its helicopter service PolAir, tracked the man to Wilsonton yesterday afternoon where he allegedly threw a firearm from the vehicle before he was arrested.

He was taken into custody and charged early this morning with attempted murder, gun possession and ammunition offences, stealing, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and other driving offences. 

Toowoomba detectives confirmed to The Chronicle this morning a second suspect remained on the run from police.

Detectives renewed an appeal for help from the public to report any information to Toowoomba police or Crime Stoppers.

EARLIER 5.40AM: A police helicopter hunted a suspected gunman through the streets of Toowoomba, after he allegedly shot a man in his knee and his abdomen in a late-night attack.

After the shooting at 1am on Curzon St, the 20-year-old victim was rushed to hospital with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

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Police are investigating after a man was shot in a Curzon St home early this morning, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
Police are investigating after a man was shot in a Curzon St home early this morning, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Kevin Farmer

It was not until 11.15am that police could actively track the alleged shooter - a 23-year-old from the Brisbane suburb of Scarborough.

Police began chasing a man's vehicle after he allegedly swerved in front of an oncoming police car.

The man escaped attempts by police to stop the car, instead speeding through a red light on to Ruthven St, before mounting the footpath in James St, police say.

By early afternoon, Polair was hovering above the alleged shooter, tracking the car to McDougal St then into bushland behind Beechcraft Crt.

As police trapped the suspect, he allegedly tossed a firearm out the car's window before surrendering to police.

Police are investigating after a man was shot in a Toowoomba home at Curzon St. Police are using metal detectors to look for bullet fragments.
Police are investigating after a man was shot in a Toowoomba home at Curzon St. Police are using metal detectors to look for bullet fragments. Kevin Farmer

Police have charged the 23-year-old with attempted murder, gun possession and ammunition offences, stealing, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and other driving offences.

He is due to face Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.

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