Grandmother, 52, shot in face through front door ‘as granddaughter slept’

Queensland Police confirmed that a 52-year-old woman was shot at her Morayfield home last night. Source: Getty (stock image).

A Brisbane grandmother is recovering in hospital this morning after being shot in the face at her home in the suburb of Morayfield on Wednesday night.

Queensland Police confirmed that a 52-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting incident.

The woman is said to have approached the front door before a single shot was fired through the closed wooden door. According to a 7News reporter, the woman was reportedly at home with her granddaughter at the time of the incident, with the girl said to have been sleeping at the time.

Police confirmed in a statement that they were called to the scene on Wednesday evening at around 10pm. It is alleged that six people attended the unit on Hargrave Street in two vehicles, before the incident occurred.

The victim was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with facial injuries, and she remains under hospital care today. Her injuries are thought to affect her cheekbone and jaw.

A crime scene has since been declared at the property north of Brisbane.

A force spokesperson said in a statement: “Detectives are appealing for any witnesses or people with dashcam vision on Morayfield Road, Graham Road or Hargrave Street between 9.45pm and 10.30pm last night to contact police.”

Multiple reports suggest that the case could be a case of mistaken identity, however no further details have yet been released by Queensland Police. The six people allegedly involved remain on the run.

More to follow.

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