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Man is shot dead in the front yard of a home in Oxley, Brisbane

Gunman on the run, a man dead and a school shut down after horror shooting in suburban Brisbane

Police have opened a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in the front yard of a home in Brisbane in the early hours of the morning, with a gunman on the run.

Queensland Police said a crime scene was established at Cliveden Avenue in Oxley, in the city’s southwest, after a shooting at 3.25am on Tuesday.

A man was fatally wounded in the incident, which happened outside a house.

Police said the crime scene had closed the drop-off zone for the nearby Corinda State School in Cliveden Avenue.

Parents were asked to allow extra time to get their children to school, with the crime scene expected to be in place until after 9am.

Queensland police have established a crime scene after a man was fatally shot in Brisbane early in the morning