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Neighbours rattled over shot in dark

LATEST: Lowood residents say they are fearful and intimidated after a house was shot at in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A vehicle - described only as a white SUV by police - stopped at a house on Kestrel St about 1am, with a shot piercing a glass panel next to the front door of the low-set brick home.

Although the occupants of the house were inside at the time, nobody was injured.

Police spotted the suspect vehicle a short time later on Haslingden Park Dve - about 1km away - and a brief pursuit ensued before being called off due to public safety concerns.

Shaken nearby residents told the Queensland Times they were awoken by the sound of two bangs in the early hours.

One man, who asked not to be named, said he thought nothing of the bangs, until police knocked on his door about 4.30am to ask about what he'd seen or heard.

"It was strange because police were going up and down the street on Monday," the man said.

"There was also a bloke on a motorcycle who visited the house half a dozen times in the space of a couple of hours."

Residents in the area said they were concerned about the activities going on in the street and had reported suspicious activity to police in the past.

"It is really concerning for the people around here," the resident said. "We try to keep to ourselves."

The Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating. It is believed that a shotgun was used in the attack. Police said that the shooter was believed to have exited the vehicle and knocked on the front door, before "firing the shot in the vicinity of the front door area".

 

EARLIER: Police are looking for a vehicle believed to be involved in a shooting at Lowood overnight.

About 1am, a shot from a shot gun was fired into the front door of a house in Kestrel St, leaving a large hole.

The residents were home at the time, but there are no reports of injuries.

A white SUV believed to be involved in the incident was later spotted on Haslingden Park Dve, but it evaded police.

There was a pursuit, but it was abandoned due to public safety concerns.

The Ipswich Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating.

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