Indigenous teens targeted in Townsville drive-by shooting

townsville driveby attack on indigenous teens

A shocked Townsville mother has warned parents in the city to be aware of racially motivated drive-by attacks.

The warning comes after her own teenage daughters and friends were followed by two bald men driving a blue ford falcon which had a distinctive black bonnet. The men drove along side the girls for a short time before firing a gel blaster gun. The girls were hit multiple times and sustained minor injuries. Gel Blaster guns are currently banned New South Wales and Victoria.

The mother also learned that other children were also targeted on the same afternoon around the suburbs of Condon and Rasmussen.

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The girls were left traumatised and said a woman who witnessed the attack could only laugh at what she saw. The mother has since turned to social media to express her disgust with the following post. (Please note: The car in picture is an example and not the actual car).

Parents Need to be vigilant of there childrenIn…

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Chanteall Page N Ashley-Casey‎‏ في الأحد، ٢١ أبريل ٢٠١٩

The mother of the girls feels disappointed by the lack of concern by the wider Townsville community with no response from local media outlets. The mother has made 2 police reports but so far there hasn’t been any breakthrough with the case.

We are publishing this story to make sure that cases like this do not go unnoticed. We will not allow people who target others to be protected by media silence simply because the people they targeted were Indigenous. The only people living in fear should be those who break the law. We would encourage anyone who has any information about the incident to please contact the police.

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