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Man charged with double murder after Queensland shooting

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A 24-year-old Caboolture man has been charged with two counts of murder after two men were fatally shot last night.

A man has been charged with the murder of two men following a deadly shooting north of Brisbane yesterday.

Police were called to a property on Lower King Street, Caboolture, just after 5.15pm where they found two men with gunshot wounds.

Witnesses allegedly told police a man was seen fleeing the area in a Toyota Yaris soon after the shooting.

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The two victims – aged 23 and 37 – were pronounced dead and a crime scene was established.

Shortly after 7pm, police arrested a 24-year-old man at a service station on Beenleigh Redland Bay Road at Cornubia.

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A Yaris was also found at the service station and was taken for forensic examination.

As well as the two murder counts, the 24-year-old Caboolture man has been charged with possession of a shortened firearm, unlawful possession of weapons and authority required to possess explosives.

He will appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police investigations continue.

Source: 9News

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