The property that became the scene of a violent home invasion that left one man with a gunshot wound.
The property that became the scene of a violent home invasion that left one man with a gunshot wound. John McCutcheon

ARMED MEN ON THE RUN: Coast man shot in terrifying invasion

WHILE two of his friends lay face down on the ground, a Coast man was forced into a separate room by two balaclava-clad men at gun point and shot.

Those were the details Maroochydore Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards gave of an alleged home invasion and shooting at a Eudlo property on Robinson Rd at 4am on Thursday.

Snr Sgt Edwards said a group of three, a resident and his two guests, were sitting at the victim's dining room table when they saw an unidentified car pull up quickly outside the home.

Two males, described as having large, solid builds, stormed the home armed with a pistol and a metal baseball bat, demanding the two guests lie on the floor and the victim stay seated at the table.

The men said they would shoot if anyone moved, police alleged.

The victim was told to go into his bedroom, while his friends stayed on the floor, where the alleged offenders demanded cash and other property from him.

Police said he handed over a sum of cash, but one of the men shot him through the leg.

This all happened in a matter of minutes, with emergency services at the scene by 4.13am.

Snr Sgt Edwards said the victim was transferred to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital where he would receive surgery on his leg.

All three victims were questioned at the scene with full interviews still to occur. Police said they were all Sunshine Coast residents.

At this stage police will be treating the shooting as deliberate, and said the two men are still armed with their weapons and on the run.

No details of their car could be given and the victims have given no indication to police they knew the alleged offenders.

However, Snr Sgt Edwards said the two armed men would have had some familiarity with the property, given its geography.

"There are two separate residents that live at the address but they drove up to, specifically, the victim's address and pulled up in a way they knew exactly where they were going," he said.

He said at no point did any of the three men inside the home try to fend of the alleged offenders and were complying with demands given to them.

"The victim is a small man, there's no real reasoning as to why he was shot," Snr Sgt Edwards said.

Police hold concerns for the public's safety as it is clear the men had no hesitation in using the pistol.

"There may have been other instances where they have targeted other people and it hasn't been reported," Snr Sgt Edwards said.

"People may not have reported it because they may be involved with other illegal activity, and the offenders may have gotten funds off them involved with that illegal activity such as drug movements.

"This may be a deterrent for people to come forward, but they could be victims too."

Snr Sgt Edwards encouraged anyone who might have information or may have seen a car acting suspiciously in the area to report it.

"Even if its anonymously," he said.

"These two men are extremely dangerous."

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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