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.
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.
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 7, 2020
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