Police investigating firearm incident at Rangewood

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.

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