Tweed shooting: Labor stands by its anti-bikie laws

Marsha Scott
June 28, 2017

Police said officers attended Tweed Heads hospital on Saturday afternoon after receiving information a man suffering a gunshot wound had presented at the hospital.

He was treated by medical staff, but died a short time later.

Yesterday afternoon, detectives were seen grabbing bulletproof vests from the boot of a auto outside Tweed Heads police station and speeding off to what turned out to be a false alarm.

Inquiries by investigators attached to Strike Force Varndell continue with police urging any witnesses, or anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

Detective Superintendent Wayne Starling says while the man was known to police, he was not a member of a bikie group.

"The victim involved in the shooting was not a member of any outlaw motorcycle gang known to us", Detective Inspector Starling said.

The shooting incident followed a brawl at Seagulls Leagues Club at Tweed Heads, just across the border from the Gold Coast, between rival bikie gangs.

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"There is no suggestions in this instance of bikie or gang activity", he said.

A man has been arrested over the murder of a heavily-tattoed bikie-gang associate who died after being shot in the stomach.

There was likewise no evidence backing a rumour the man was shot outside a bikie clubhouse "however it's still very early in the investigation".

Police searched the industrial estate, including a warehouse, shops and an alleyway, News Corp Australia reports.

"All I can say at this stage is a fellow's been killed, he's been killed in our area and we will solve this crime", he said.

Tweed police told the Gold Coast Bulletin the showdown was a "turf war" between "thugs and hoodlums".

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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