World news – AU – Teenage girl shot with arrow at Queensland supermarket in random attack, police say


A 15-year-old girl has been shot by a man brandishing a compound bow and arrow at a supermarket in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, police say.

Inspector Heath McQueen said a 25-year-old man was at Booval train station wearing a black hoodie and mask, armed with the compound bow.

« We are still yet to establish who that female jogger may have been, she may not be aware that a weapon was fired in her direction, » Inspector McQueen said.

Inspector McQueen said the man fired again at a car on the corner of Railway Street and South Station Road in Booval.

He said the man then continued to the Aldi supermarket in Booval, firing another two arrows — one at the entrance and one towards the back of the store, which injured the teenager.

The girl has been taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to her hand and abdomen.

« Some bystanders then bravely accosted that male person and detained him until police arrived, » Inspector McQueen said.

« At this point in time, preliminary investigations haven’t identified that it’s a targeted attack, » Inspector McQueen said.

Police were called to the supermarket at about 4:30pm and arrested the man a short time later.

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