Gold Coast shooting: Woman charged with murder

A 48-year-old woman has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a 43-year-old man in Labrador yesterday.

Paramedics were unable to save the man, who was believed to have died at the scene after he was shot inside an Imperial Parade home, directly opposite Labrador State School, just after 2pm.

It is believed the man was shot in the chest with a handgun. He was alive when police arrived but died shortly after.

Police rushed to the house, next door to a kindergarten, after reports of a shot and cordoned off a perimeter of several hundred metres as they questioned residents and bystanders for hours.

The cordon caused chaos for parents of the primary school pupils and many were unable to collect their children for several hours.

Preschoolers at the kindergarten were ferried by teachers to their parents, who had been forced to wait in adjoining streets.

Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said the 48-year-old woman was taken into police custody at the scene and questioned before she was last night charged with one count of murder.

She is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

A man and another woman were also questioned by police yesterday but have not been charged.

More on this at the Gold Coast Bulletin

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