Police say they are questioning five people after a shooting at a ranch in Queensland.
Two men and a woman were shot dead on Thursday morning at the Bogey compound in Mackay County.
A third man is critically injured and is in critical but stable condition at McKay Base Hospital.
Mackay District Superintendent Tom Armitt said the survivor who called Triple Zero when he was found in his car after escaping the shooting was “extremely important.”
“I believe the man was able to withdraw from the area when he was spoken to by police officers miles from the scene of the crime,” he said.
It is unclear who the five men who spoke to police are or how they are related to the shooting.
Queensland Police said of the group, “Five people are cooperating with the investigation to establish the events of today.”
“Police do not believe there is an ongoing danger to members of the public,” they said.
“All parties involved knew each other and the investigation continues.”
A no-go zone was set around the property around 11:30 a.m. after police responded to reports of shootings at the quarantined farm.
“It took hours for the police to search and clear the area, but we found a crime scene in a remote rural area,” Armitt previously said.
“At this stage, we are in the very early stages of our investigation.
“We don’t know who is responsible.”
Armitt also said the victims are all believed to be family members.
Detectives have declared several crime scenes in the area.
A forensic team will conduct an examination in the morning.
Five help police after three die on farm in Queensland
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