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Attempted murder charge laid against bow and arrow attacker


Police charged a man with attempted murder following a serious wounding investigation in Booval on Tuesday afternoon September 22.

Just after half-past-four a 25-year-old Bundamba man was observed walking from Booval Railway Station along South Station Road holding a compound bow and arrow.

Police alleged the man discharged the bow at a female jogger and a moving vehicle.

He was described as wearing a black hoodie and a mask.

The man then entered a supermarket where he allegedly discharged a bow again hitting a 15-year-old North Booval teenager.

Members of the public apprehended the man until officers arrived and took him into custody.

The teenage girl was transported to the Children’s Hospital with wounds to her hand and stomach.

Thankfully they were not life threatening injuries.

The man has since been charged with attempted murder torture and going armed so as to cause fear.

He appeared in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on September 23.

Police have appealed for anyone who may have seen the man and motorists or homeowners with relevant dashcam or CCTV footage to contact them.