Police have launched a manhunt after the “execution” of a former bikie on the Gold Coast overnight.
Shane Bowden, 47, was shot multiple times in his car, in the driveway of his Pimpama home early on Monday morning.
Queensland Police said a burnt out car was found nearby a short time later.
Two crime scenes have been set up – one at a unit complex on Cox St in Pimpama, the other where the car was found in Ormeau.
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Speaking to the media on Monday morning, Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said police were hunting “at least two men”.
“We believe the victim came home from the gym, he’s driven into the driveway, and the assailants have run in and shot him multiple times,” Supt Smith said.
“It clearly seems he’s been ambushed.”
It’s understood Bowden’s partner and two small children were home at the time of the incident, but did not witness the horrific shooting.
Police say they are searching for at least two men – one dressed in dark clothing, the other in light clothing.
Supt Smith said there was “no risk to the community” as it appeared it was an internal Mongols incident, after Bowden was reportedly “kicked out” of the club earlier in the year.
“You live by the sword, you die by the sword,” Supt Smith said.
Bowden recently made headlines when he was accused of lying on his border declaration when he returned to Queensland from Melbourne, having previously tested positive to COVID-19.
He was once part of the Finks “terror team” and was responsible for shooting Christopher Hudson during the notorious ballroom blitz brawl.
In March 2006, three men were shot and three more were stabbed when members of the Finks attacked rival Hells Angels bikies in the Royal Pines Resort ballroom.
In 2008, Bowden was sentenced to 6 and a half years for his role in the melee, which took place in front of 1800 spectators and caused more than $10,000 worth of damage.
Weeks after he was released from prison in July this year, Bowden was the target of a drive-by shooting in Melbourne in July where he was shot in the leg.
When he returned to Queensland in August,he told that he wanted to return home to recover from his wounding.