Police are investigating the serious injury of a woman at Rangewood this morning.
At 8.20am, a 40-year-old woman was leaving an address on Gibralta Road. When she opened the garage door she sustained an injury to the side of her head consistent with a gunshot wound.
The injured woman and a man then wrestled before the woman managed to crawl under a car to escape further injury.
A 53-year-old man who was inside the residence at the time came to the woman’s aid, also wrestled with the man and sustained a foot injury in the process, before he called out for help.
A nearby tradesmen came to the aid of the injured man but was struck from behind with a claw hammer.
Neighbours ran to help the injured men and the woman and were able to restrain the alleged offender and provide first aid.
The 40-year-old woman, 53-year-old man and the tradesman aged 39, were all taken to Townsville Hospital for treatment.
A 47-year-old Alice River man is currently assisting police with inquiries.
Investigations are continuing.