DRIVE-BY: Forensic police inspect a bullet hole (circle) during their investigation of a drive-by shooting that happened in Melinda St, Camira.
DRIVE-BY: Forensic police inspect a bullet hole (circle) during their investigation of a drive-by shooting that happened in Melinda St, Camira. David Nielsen

Property sprayed with bullets by gang

POLICE are searching for four suspects involved in firing gunshots at a Camira home in an early morning drive-by shooting.

Neighbours reported gunshots fired in Melinda St just after midnight, two hitting white car parked in front of the property, one hit a wooden fence and another is believed to have missed the property.

Witnesses said four men arrived in a small light blue or silver car and jumped the fence before returning a few minutes later.

The shots were fired from within the vehicle as the car drove away from the scene.

When police arrived around 12.20am, the residents were unaware their home had been the target of a shooting.

No one was injured in the incident.

Ipswich police Inspector Dave Preston said the residents of the home were known to police and are co-operating with their inquiries.

Insp Preston said the incident was not a random attack and the home appeared to be targeted.

"Four people were inside the house at the time," he said. "It is believed the firearm was discharged from within a silver or light blue small car which contained possibly four occupants."

One neighbour told The Queensland Times they heard what sounded like a car back firing just after midnight.

They said the shooting had raised concerns about safety in the typically quiet suburban street.

"A lot of us that live here have young children and our kids go to the school a block away," the neighbour said.

Police are encouraging anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious within the vicinity of Melinda St to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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