Man shot, another facing murder count
A SHOOTING victim, believed to be associated with a bikie gang, is refusing to assist police after he was shot in the stomach and sought medical assistance at a hospital on the Far-North Coast, investigators say.
The 34-year-old man presented himself at Tweed Heads Hospital about 1:40am yesterday (Sunday) seeking treatment to a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
He underwent surgery and police were called.
Police say they tried to interview the man but he’s refused to assist with their inquiries.
The victim is believed to be associated with an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Police say they believe he was brought to the hospital by an unidentified person driving a white Ford Festiva sedan.
Meanwhile, police will charge a man with murder following the death of another man during an assault at Tweed Heads early in the month.
About 11am on Sunday, July 1, a 42-year-old man was driven to Tweed Heads Hospital by a man in a blue Holden Commodore.
The man, who was unconscious and suffering serious head injuries, was treated by hospital staff and later transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.
Detectives were contacted by hospital staff and began investigations into the incident.
Police say they’ve established the man was assaulted at a house in Dry Dock Rd, Tweed Head, on the Sunday morning.
The 42-year-old 42-year-old was allegedly punched to the head a number of times and fell to the ground where he was stomped on before witnesses intervened.
Police arrested a 36-year-old man after the incident and charged him with grievous bodily harm with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail and appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on July 3, where he was remanded in custody.
The victim died in Gold Coast Hospital about 5am today.
The 36-year-old man is due to re-appear in Lismore Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday) where he will be charged with murder.