Multiple gunshots have been fired at Brisbane riverside bar Mr Percival’s overnight. Initial investigations by Queensland Police suggest the shots were fired at approximately 2am and came from a small vessel travelling along the Brisbane River. Three to 4 people were aboard the boat.
Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.
In a statement, Howard Smith Wharves CEO Luke Fraser said “Safety is our top priority and thankfully no-one was injured as it occurred outside opening hours with no guests inside, however there was a small amount of damage to the venue.
“Emergency services were immediately called to the scene and we praise the efforts and swift response of the Police.
“We are assisting police with their investigation and working with them to implement increased security measures.”
Gunshots follow December firebombing at Mr Percival’s
It’s the second attack at the venue, which is part of the Howard Smith Wharves precinct, in a matter of weeks. Early in the hours of 21 December, the popular bar was damaged by a firebombing incident. Calls were made to emergency services at about 4.30am, with the quickly blaze controlled by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services responders. There was no damage to the structure and Mr Percival’s operated as usual on 21 December.
ABC reports police have made no comment on a possible connection between the two incidents.
Queensland Police are continuing their investigations.
Any members of the public who may have witnessed the shooting or have relevant information are urged to contact police via Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.