UPDATE: Man arrested over alleged Andergrove shooting

UPDATE MONDAY, 8.30PM: POLICE have arrested an Andergrove man in relation to Thursday evening's alleged shooting incident. 

A Queensland Police spokesman has confirmed a 27-year-old man was arrested at a Bedford Road home on Monday afternoon. 

Investigations are continuing. 

UPDATE Friday, 6.20am: MACKAY police are still searching for a man who allegedly fired multiple shots at an address on Tropical Ave last night.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman confirmed investigations were ongoing and the alleged offender had not been caught.

It is understood about two shots were fired at a home between Katherine Crt and Fatnowna St about 7.26pm.

EARLIER:

CHILDREN camping at an Andergrove school were forced into lockdown after reports a rogue gunman was on the loose nearby.

Police are hunting a man after receiving multiple reports shots had been fired at an address on Tropical Ave about 7.26pm tonight.

Mackay District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Andy Buteaux said multiple police crews were tasked to the scene but the alleged offender had "made off" before they arrived.

More police arrive at Andergrove crime scene: Reports of shots fired near a school in Andergrove.
More police arrive at Andergrove crime scene: Reports of shots fired near a school in Andergrove.

It is understood two shots were fired at a home between Katherine Crt and Fatnowna St.

"No one was injured, everyone at the address was safe and well," Snr Sgt Buteaux said.

"At this moment in time the location of the offender is unknown, however... the investigation is being carried out at the moment... and we should know who the offender is soon.

"It is an ongoing investigation, obviously firearms are involved ... at this moment in time we believe a handgun."

The scene of a suspected shooting at Andergrove.
The scene of a suspected shooting at Andergrove. Caitlan Charles

Snr Sgt Buteaux said children had been camping on the grounds at a nearby school overnight.

"They read on social media that there was a gunman in the loose and we've been able to speak to the head teacher there to reaffirm ... they are safe and well and the kids can carry on with their activities," he said.

It is understood there were a multiple people at the home when the incident occurred.

"At this moment in time we cannot say whether the offender was known to them or not," Snr Sgt Buteaux said.

It is unknown how the offender arrived or left or how long he was at the address before the shots were fired.

Snr Sgt Buteaux said up to nine crews from Mackay, Northern Beaches and surrounding stations attended the address where a crime scene was declared with units including criminal investigation branch detectives, scenes of crime and general duties.

CRIME SCENE: Police investigating after reports of shots fire at Andergrove : Police at the scene after reports of shots fire at Andergrove
CRIME SCENE: Police investigating after reports of shots fire at Andergrove : Police at the scene after reports of shots fire at Andergrove

UPDATE 8.30pm: A crime scene has been declared after the alleged shooter took off on foot. 

No one has been injured. The location of the offender is unknown.

A handgun is believed to have been involved. 

Investigations are continuing.

The scene of a suspected shooting at Andergrove.
The scene of a suspected shooting at Andergrove. Caitlan Charles

 

EARLIER: POLICE responded to reports of shots fired at Andergrove at 7.26pm tonight.

Criminal Investigation Branch detectives are on scene investigating what happened on Tropical Avenue.

People are reporting that shots have been fired but police are as yet unable to confirm the details of what has happened.
 

But it is believed police are searching for a man allegedly involved in the disturbance. 

More to come.