Chinchilla shooting victim says he didn't see his attacker

Police markers near where the 21-year-old was allegedly shot on Auburn Road, outside Chinchilla.
Police markers near where the 21-year-old was allegedly shot on Auburn Road, outside Chinchilla. Matthew Newton

THE victim of last fortnight's shooting in Chinchilla is maintaining he did not see who shot him or where the bullet came from.

Dalby Criminal Investigation Branch officer in charge, Detective Sergeant Col Harvey said the 21-year-old Mundubbera man was co-operating with officers and had provided a version of events to police.

"He's suggested that he doesn't know who shot him and didn't see anyone shoot him," Det Sgt Harvey said.

"We've obviously got ideas but the current version he's maintaining is he was out (on Auburn Rd) and he was struck by a projectile from an unnamed location.

"He has not seen where (the bullet) has come from, which if that's the truth, means it could have travelled some distance prior to hitting him."

Det Sgt Harvey said police were calling for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything along Auburn Rd between 5-6.30pm on Thursday, November 17.

He also said police were interested in speaking to anyone who has had contact with others who may know something.

Last Thursday night police issued a statement saying they would like to hear from anyone who noticed a vehicle similar to a gold-coloured Holden utility or black utility around Auburn Rd and Slesser St at the time of the shooting.

"The movement of those vehicles is of high priority," Det Sgt Harvey said.

Anyone who can help with the investigation is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333 000.

The man was airlifted from Chinchilla to the Prince Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in an induced coma on the night he was shot.

He had recovered sufficiently to speak with detectives last week.

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