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Investigation continues following triple fatality after shooting on cattle property near Bogie in north Queensland

Queensland police say they are questioning three people, including the suspected shooter, over a triple fatality at a cattle property in Bogie in North Queensland.

Three people were found dead and a man was critically wounded after a shooting on the property near Collinsville on Thursday morning.

The injured man, who was airlifted to Mackay Hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, is in a serious but stable condition after undergoing surgery late yesterday.

The three people who died and the injured man are all from the same family but police have not confirmed their identities.

Police said they were still working to determine a motive for the shooting and were questioning three people.

Police issued an emergency declaration yesterday under the Public Safety Preservation Act for an area at Shannonvale Road, south-east of Collinsville, which remains in place.

Nearby residents have been advised to stay away from the area and multiple crime scenes have been established.

Mackay District Superintendent Tom Armitt said police were searching an “extensive” farming area that is “hilly and heavily forested”.

A man was flown to Mackay Hospital with critical injuries after suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen.(ABC News: Melissa Maddison)


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