Teen who was shot on a Surfers Paradise balcony was celebrating his 18th birthday and was targeted ‘because he was playing music too loudly’
- Teenager shot in the the arm on a hotel balcony was celebrating his birthday
- Hayden Miller, 18, was shot in the Gold Coast around 10.45pm on Saturday
- It’s understood an argument between hotel guests broke out about noise
- Mr Miller was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition
The teenager who was shot in the arm on a Surfers Paradise balcony had been may have he was targeted for ‘playing music too loudly’, according to reports.
Hayden Miller, from Coomera, Gold Coast, was standing on a balcony at a hotel located on the corner of Cavill Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway at around 10.45pm on Saturday, when he was shot.
Mr Miller had been celebrating his birthday when an argument about noise broke out between hotel guests and resulted in the ‘random’ shooting, police said.
Hayden Miller (pictured) from Coomera was shot while he was standing on a hotel balcony on the corner of Cavill Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway around 10.45pm on Saturday
The college student was hit in the upper arm and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.
He remains in a stable condition hospital with his mother at his bedside, The Courier Mail reported.
Police, who have labelled the attack as a ‘random’, believe the shot came from a neighbouring unit in the complex.
A spokesperson for Queensland Police said an investigation into the exact circumstances surrounding the attack were ongoing.
Mr Miller (pictured) had been celebrating the milestone occasion when an argument about noise broke out between hotel guests it’s understood
Officers were called to the Gold Coast unit complex at about 10.45pm on Saturday night after reports of the gunshot
‘Early indications appear that there may have been loud music playing from the apartment and this happened as result,’ the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added initial findings suggested the shooter had not been known to the teenager.
Following reports of a shooting, the surrounding area was placed into lock-down for a number of hours.
The Gold Coast Highway was fully reopened around 2.55am on Sunday.
The college student was hit in the upper arm and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital (pictured) for treatment in a stable condition