Evidence found in Mr Percival’s shooting investigation

08 January, 2020 by
Hospitality Magazine

Police have reportedly located the vessel used in a shooting at Mr Percival’s.

Multiple gunshots were fired at the Brisbane riverside bar at approximately 2am on Monday 6 January. Initial investigations by Queensland Police ­suggested the shots were fired from a small vessel travelling along the Brisbane river.

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The Brisbane Times reports a dinghy believed to be the one used by the shooters was found on Tuesday 6 January. While police have not confirmed the time or location the boat was discovered, other reports suggest it was located just a few suburbs away from Mr Percival’s in the Norman Park reach of the Brisbane River.

Police are investigating possible links between the shooting and a firebombing attack on 21 December 2019, with further CCTV footage relating to the latter incident released on 7 January.

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According to the ABC, the investigation is looking into the potential involvement of people with links to the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle club. Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming told the outlet a “number of people involved in confrontations with staff late last year were ‘known to the police’ .”

In a statement, Howard Smith Wharves CEO Luke Fraser said “One staff member was inside at the time and thankfully was unharmed. The venue sustained a small amount of damage, however this was repaired in time to return to business as usual from 5pm yesterday [6 January].”

The venue has extra security in place as a precaution.

Image: Brisbane Times