DETECTIVES need public assistance to help find those responsible for a terrifying early-morning shooting at a Mooloolaba unit.

A unit in Ulmarra Crt was fired upon with what detectives believe was a small-bore shotgun, at about 4am on Thursday morning.

The .410 calibre shotgun was reportedly fired two-to-three times, Sunshine Coast CIB Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said.

"One of the pellets has gone through the door, through another room in the house and lodged itself in the washing machine," Det Snr Sgt Edwards said.

"Anyone could've been walking around the house at that time of morning so the potential danger to anyone was significant."

The local investigator said police were working on the theory it was a targeted offence.

Det Snr Sgt Edwards said there was no link between yesterday's shooting and a Mountain Creek drive-by last month as he implored anyone with information to come forward and assist police.

Ulmarra Crt Mooloolaba shooting
Ulmarra Crt Mooloolaba shooting


AS POLICE continue their investigations into an alleged drive-by shooting in Ulmarra Crt, Mooloolaba, nearby residents have spoken of what they initially thought had been a dream.

Quiet had settled once again on Ulmarra Crt this morning, as lives had resumed as usual for residents, a woman walking her dog and a schoolboy riding his bike the only activity this morning.

One resident spoke this morning of hearing two shots in the early hours of yesterday morning.

"I heard a 'pop, pop' and thought am I dreaming or did that really happen?" the resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said this morning.

The man said the car sounded like it had been tuned up, judging by the sound of the exhaust he heard as the car sped off from the scene at about 4am yesterday, and suspected it was a case of young idiots terrorising the neighbourhood.

"I think it's just young f******* trying to scare people," the resident said.

Detectives are asking any witnesses to come forward. 

Officers are particularly interested in talking to the owners of lime green or yellow vehicle, which was seen in the area at the time. 

The car was captured on CCTV at the nearby BP petrol station. 

Car wanted in relation to Mooloolaba shooting
Car wanted in relation to Mooloolaba shooting


DETECTIVES are seeking witnesses to come forward after shots were fired at a Mooloolaba home early Thursday morning. 

About 4am several shots were fired into the Ulmarra Crt unit, causing damage to an external door, washing machine and side fence.

The two occupants were home at the time, but were uninjured.

Residents in the area heard the shots fired and a vehicle leaving the area at the time but the residents only discovered the damage at 8am.

Detectives have released CCTV footage of lime green or yellow vehicle captured in the area at the time and want to speak with anyone who may recognise the vehicle or have seen any suspicious activity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

It was the second unsolved drive-by shooting in the area in a matter of weeks, after shots were fired into a Mountain Creek home in February. 

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