By HARRY CLARKE
POLICE have traded gunfire with occupants of a suspected stolen vehicle, and one man has been hospitalised, in a suburban shooting in Toowoomba this afternoon.
Shortly before 2pm Friday police spotted a suspected stolen Mitsubishi SUV during patrols in the suburb of Harristown.
One occupant of the car fired at the police, hitting the vehicle.
A QPS statement said police fired back in response before the SUV sped off.
No officers were injured but a short time later, a man presented to Toowoomba Hospital with injuries “consistent to a gunshot wound”, which police said was linked to the incident.
A Harristown neighbourhood in the vicinity of Blackwood Drive, Derwark Street and Dempsey Street has been cordoned off while police investigate.
The Caller observed police cars stopping traffic in the area and warding the public away.
At the time of writing no arrests had been made.
Multiple crime scenes have been established.
The Ethical Standards Command and the Crime and Corruption Commission are investigating.