Posted August 08, 2018 09:02:30 Police are investigating the shooting death of a Muslim man in south-west Queensland.
Police said a 38-year-old man was found in the St George’s Drive area of Mount Isa with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police have not released the victim’s name or the circumstances surrounding his death.
The man was a local resident and his family was visiting from Malaysia.
A witness said he saw a man on the ground outside a house with a gun.
“The man was slumped over in a chair and I heard a bang,” the witness said.
“He looked dead.
He was lying on the floor.”
“He was just laying there.
I thought he was dead.”
A resident of the St Andrews Drive area, who did not want to be named, said she saw the man lying on a road outside a home.
She said she did not know the man but described him as being in his 20s.
Police have not identified the man’s victim.
A witness said the man was in his mid-20s.
He did not have a weapon and police are investigating.
In the aftermath of the shooting, police have issued an emergency order for a local mosque to be closed.
Queensland Police Commissioner Ken Lay said the incident was an act of “cowardice”.
“It is a cowardly act and an act that we are all very ashamed of,” he said.
The man’s family is not in a position to comment at this time.
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