Police tape at a house fire in Stephen St, Harristown, Monday, October 14, 2019. Picture: Kevin Farmer
Police tape at a house fire in Stephen St, Harristown, Monday, October 14, 2019. Picture: Kevin Farmer

DRIVE-BY HORROR: Two southwest homes come under gunfire

UPDATE SUNDAY 4.30PM:

SHARDS of glass lay scattered across a child's room in Tara after two homes were targeted in near-fatal drive-by shootings on Saturday.

The family, who wishes to remain anonymous, has described the moment their homes came under gunfire.

DEADLY: The victims mother and farther were in bed at the time the bullet went through the window. Pic Peta McEachern
DEADLY: The victims mother and farther were in bed at the time the bullet went through the window. Pic Peta McEachern

The resident of the home on Day St was with her father and mother, who is in a wheelchair, and was below the window at the time of the shooting.

"I was nearly asleep, and they were in bed below the window that got shot," she said.

An hour later, her sibling's home on Naughtin St came under gunfire, with two shots fired into two separate windows at the front of the house shortly after 11pm.

More details:

 

EARLIER:

DETECTIVES are investigating two incidents where shots were fired into houses at Tara last night, November 30.

Just before 10pm, a single shot was fired into a window of a house on Day Street. Three people were in the house at the time, however they were not physically injured.

It is believed that the shot was fired from a vehicle which sped off towards Surat Developmental Road.

In another incident just after 11pm, two shots were fired into a house on Naughtin Street. No one was home at the time.

A car was seen driving away from the scene along Binnie Street in a westerly direction.

The same car is believed to have been used in both incidents. It is described as being a sedan with an engine that sounds high-powered.

Investigators believe the incidents are linked and are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote these reference numbers: QP1902383819, QP1902383905.