Doctor, 56, is shot dead in his garage just metres away from his wife and two adult kids in ‘random attack’ – as police hunt for gunman
- The doctor was packing his car in the garage of his home in Brisbane on Monday
- He was shot in the chest about 11.40pm on Monday after a man pulled up in car
- The man’s family were at home at the time he was shot and killed, police said
A killer is on the run after gunning down a doctor at his Brisbane home.
The 56-year-old general practitioner was packing his car in the garage of his MacGregor home with the door open when a man pulled up in a light coloured sedan or hatchback and shot him in the chest about 11.40pm on Monday.
‘The man’s family was home at the time, his wife and two adult children,’ Detective Acting Inspector Steven McCartney said.
The 56-year-old was packing his car in the garage of his MacGregor home with the door open when a man pulled up in a light coloured sedan or hatchback and shot him in the chest
He was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition where he died.
Police have asked for anyone in the MacGregor area, particularly on Delfin Street bounded by Mains Road and Granadilla Street, to come forward with any CCTV or dash cam footage.
The shooter remains at large and it’s believed the pair didn’t know each other.
Police suspect only one person was involved but say it could be more.
They are unable to say what type of gun was used or at what range the shooter fired from.
The victim worked as a doctor in Brisbane’s Chinese community on the city’s south side.
His wife is an overseas trained doctor, and their two adult children are also studying to become doctors.