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Five people assisting police after three killed on Queensland farm


Police say they are speaking to five people after a shooting at a rural Queensland cattle farm.

Two men and a woman were shot dead on the property at Bogie in the Mackay region on Thursday morning.

A third man is in a serious but stable condition at Mackay Base Hospital with a wound to his stomach.

Bogie shooting north Queensland
Three people have died in a shooting at a rural property in Bogie, Queensland. (9News)

It’s not known who are the five people who are speaking to police or how they may be connected to the shooting.

All Queensland Police have said of the group is that “five people are assisting detectives with their inquiries to establish the events of today”.

“Police do not believe there is any ongoing danger to members of the public,” they said.

“All people involved are known to each other and investigations are continuing.”

Officers said the injured man who survived was yet to speak to police.

An exclusion zone around the property was set up about 11.30am after police responded to reports of a shooting on the isolated farm.

Multiple people are believed to have been shot at a rural property in Bogie near Collinsville in north Queensland.
Multiple people were shot at a rural property in north Queensland. (9News)

“It’s taken a number of hours for police to search and clear the area, however we have found a crime scene in a remote rural area,” Mackay District Superintendent Tom Armitt said on Thursday afternoon.

“At this stage, we are at very, very early stages of our investigation.

“We do not know who is responsible.”

Armitt also said it was believed the victims were all family members.

Detectives have declared several crimes scenes in the area.

A forensics team will conduct examinations in the morning.



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