Brisbane, Queensland – Two men faced court on Tuesday, charged with kidnapping, torture, and other offenses related to a violent attack on a woman. Police have also issued a call for two other men to come forward for questioning in connection with the incident, which took place last Friday.
According to Queensland Police, the 43-year-old victim was taken from a home in Doolandella and transported to a property in Forest Lake, where she was subjected to an assault. The attackers then reportedly discharged a firearm into the vehicle in which she was being held, although fortunately, she did not sustain any gunshot wounds.
Acting Inspector Michael Hogan of the Queensland Police stated that the victim did not know her assailants, and there is no evidence to suggest that the attack was gang-related. Despite the horrifying nature of the incident, he assured the public that there is no ongoing threat to the wider community.
Following a tip-off from a member of the public, officers were able to locate and arrest four men at an address in Stafford Heights. Two of the men were subsequently released, while an 18-year-old and a 20-year-old have been charged with an array of serious offenses, including armed robbery and extortion.
The victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries during the ordeal, has since been released from the hospital. Acting Inspector Hogan emphasized the traumatic impact of the event on the victim, noting that she has been significantly shaken by the experience.
The police have established crime scenes at three properties and are in the process of conducting forensic examinations on a vehicle related to the case. The investigation remains open, and authorities have urged anyone with information or relevant footage to come forward and assist in the ongoing inquiry.