Man and aunt found dead in home after shooting incident

A woman accused of driving off the road with kids in the car has been charged with attempted murder.

A woman accused of driving off the road with kids in the car has been charged with attempted murder. Photo: AAP

A woman is dead after being shot multiple times by her nephew, who has also been found deceased at a suburban Brisbane home.

The bodies of the 77-year-old woman and the 46-year-old man were found by police at an Albany Creek residence on Sunday afternoon.

The man’s 88-year-old mother was also home at the time but was unharmed.

All three lived at the Jambaroo Street property, police said.

“This is a tragedy, there is no doubt about that,” Detective Acting Superintendent Craig Williams said on Monday.

Emergency services were called to the residence in Brisbane’s north after reports of a shooting about 5.30pm on Sunday, police said.

Williams said the man fired several shots from his registered handgun at his aunt before using the firearm on himself.

Police had been called to the home several times and “had dealings with both parties” in the days before the shooting.

But Williams would not elaborate on why when he addressed the media on Monday.

“As the matter is still under investigation, it would be inappropriate for me to comment on exactly what happened during those hours,” he said.

There was no history of domestic violence, he said.

The man’s mother was assisting police with their investigation, police said.

“This is a tragic incident and we are assisting the family to the best of our ability,” Williams said.

“The matter is still under investigation, it only occurred yesterday and we’re conducting inquiries with the family and all witnesses.”

Anyone with information should contact police.

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