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Cairns Man And Woman Charged Over Shooting In Kirwan


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Cairns detectives have charged a man and woman after shots were fired on two separate occasions in Kirwan, Townsville.

It is alleged that bullets hit a home and car on August 5 and 11.  

A 24-year-old woman is accused of going to a Gould Street address on August 5 around 11.50pm and firing a number of shots into a garage door before leaving in a dark coloured vehicle.

It is further alleged the same woman came back to the address on August 10 around 7.45pm with a 25-year-old man and as the residents were driving into the driveway, a red Mercedes Benz vehicle pulled up behind them and fired a number of shots into the rear of their Landcruiser.

Nobody was hurt.

A short time later police were called to a red Mercedes Benz on fire near Dingah Street, Rasmussen. This vehicle was reported stolen from an address in Victoria on May 9.

Police yesterday arrested a Townsville woman and Rasmussen man at Cairns Base Hospital.

A 24-year-old woman was charged with two counts of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, arson, possess dangerous drug and possess property suspected.

A 25-year-old man was charged one count each of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and arson.

They are both due to appear at Cairns Magistrates court on Thursday.