Police are interviewing an 18-year-old who was found in the unit where a 29-year-old woman was shot to death overnight as detectives rule out domestic violence.
Emergency services were called to a unit on Grant Road in Morayfield, north of Brisbane, shortly after midnight on Sunday after a neighbor in the same complex heard a gunshot.
A 29-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound in the lower floor of the unit and died at the scene.
Detective Inspector David Harbison told reporters on Sunday that a teenager was also located in the unit complex by first responders.
“It appears that the victim and the man are known to each other,” he said.
“This is not considered a domestic violence incident at this stage.”
An 18-year-old man was found in the unit complex (above) where a 29-year-old woman was shot to death on Sunday
Detective Inspector David Harbison said the pair knew each other but did not live in the unit (pictured, a car on the property)
He said the police are investigating why the two were at the address, why there was a firearm on the property and how it was fired.
“The victim certainly did not live at that address and our investigators are trying to establish why these individuals were at this address,” Insp Harbison said.
“There was no one else at this address at the time and we have not heard of any disturbances that occurred there prior to the gunshot.”
Queensland Police are still completing a forensic examination of the unit, with Insp Harbison adding that detectives are not likely to attend until later on Sunday or Monday.
The firearm was not found.
Asked why officers were seen searching bins at a childcare center opposite the unit, Insp Harbison said it was standard practice.
“We are looking for evidence, including firearms,” he said.
The police are still looking for the firearm that was used to kill the woman (photo, police at the unit)
Police also seized a car found a short distance from the property.
Insp Harbison said officers found no evidence of any other illegal activity in the unit and no one else was wanted in connection with the shooting.
Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed or has CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers.