Dog Fatally Shot in Drive-By Attack on Gold Coast Suburb

Mudgeeraba, Australia – In a tragic incident on the Gold Coast, a drive-by shooting claimed the life of a dog, leaving a female occupant of the house injured. The attack, which occurred around 5 am on a Sunday in the suburb of Mudgeeraba, has left the community in shock.

The female occupant, who sustained a minor hand injury, was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Authorities are actively investigating the incident, with the injured woman providing valuable assistance to the police in their efforts to apprehend the perpetrator.

According to reports, the shooting took place at a unit complex on Cobai Drive, with law enforcement responding to calls about shots being fired. Tragically, despite efforts to save the dog, its injuries were too severe, and it had to be euthanized at a nearby vet clinic.

The perpetrator, if caught, could face serious charges related to the willful killing, maiming, or injuring of animals. In Queensland, such actions are considered criminal offenses, with penalties including imprisonment for up to three years for nighttime attacks. Additionally, the killing of stock animals carries a maximum penalty of seven years behind bars.

The incident has raised concerns within the community about the safety and security of both residents and their pets. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and assist in ensuring that justice is served for the senseless act of violence that took the life of an innocent animal.