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Brisbane shootings: Geoffrey Menz, shot in the front yard of his home in Eagleby

Mother’s horror after her son called her and brought the ‘incredible’ news that he had been shot in the face

  • A man in his thirties was shot in the face outside his home in Eagleby, South Brisbane
  • Geoffrey Menz told his mother, Lorraine Castner, that he went to the shops
  • Menz said he saw a car in front of his house and asked to drive away, but was shot at
  • Mr Menz suffered injuries to his chin, cheek and chest from the sudden attack



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The mother of a man who was shot in the face outside his home after ducking out to buy cigarettes has begged his gunmen to keep “warfare” off the streets.

Geoffrey Menz, in his thirties, was gunned down at about 9 p.m. on Saturday in the front yard of his Cowper Ave home in Eagleby, South Brisbane.

Just 9 miles away, a 58-year-old woman was also shot in the front yard of her home around 3:30 p.m., sustaining facial injuries.

Menz’s mother, Lorraine Castner, said her son called her half an hour before the shooting to say he was going to buy cigarettes.

A man was shot at in the front garden of his home on Cowper Ave (above) in Eagleby, South Brisbane, on Saturday night.

She said her son saw a white or silver Mitsubishi Lancer parked in front of his house and asked people inside to move it.

Instead, they fired several shots, most of which jammed into Mr. Menz’s six-foot wooden fence.

Menz then went to his neighbor to call for help and let his mother know that he had been shot in the cheek, chin and chest.

His mother doesn’t believe her son knew the people in the car.

“I couldn’t really comprehend what had happened to him at the time, but he said he had been shot,” Ms Castner told the Courier Mail.

“It all happened really fast and the ambulance came and took him to the hospital, and I kept getting texts saying ‘Please mommy, get my dog, take care of my dog, he’s never been alone before'” so it went all about the dog .’

She said the incident was “incredible” and begged the gunmen to consider who else could have been injured.

“It’s extremely dangerous and other people could have been injured… This is supposed to be a nice, local street, not a place of warfare,” she said.

Police are calling on anyone with relevant information or images related to the event to come forward.


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