A family member says that a young father was fatally shot by a neighbour who was armed due to an ongoing fence conflict.
Graham Tighe, 35, was allegedly shot to death together with his mother Maree Schwarz and stepfather Mervyn Schwarz at 9 a.m. on Thursday along the border of their property in Bogie, in the Whitsundays region of North Queensland.
After being wounded in the stomach, 30-year-old Ross Tighe had to travel 40 kilometres to obtain treatment while still covered in blood.
The 59-year-old Darryl Young is being held by the police. He was taken into custody on three murder-related allegations on Friday night.
According to Mr. Austen, Mrs. Schwarz’s brother-in-law, Graham Tighe’s newborn baby was admitted to the hospital shortly after his birth three weeks ago in Brisbane, 1,000 kilometres south of Bogie, “because he was ill.”
He was released from jail this week. According to Mr. Austen, the young child had only three wonderful days with his father before being shot.
To introduce their infant to family friends, Mr. Tighe’s wife sent a heartfelt message on social media on July 11. Their toddler was seated next to her new sibling and grinned for the camera.
A buddy commented in the comments area, “Congratulations guys, so pleased for your gorgeous little family of four.”
According to the police, on Wednesday night Young requested the family to meet him early on Thursday morning near the boundary of their estates.
But according to sources, he pulled a revolver out and shot Ross in the stomach along with the other three Schwarz-Tighe family members.
Ross Tighe miraculously escaped harm by hopping into a car and travelling 40 kilometres to another location to alert authorities.
Police hurried to a tiny rural community in search of the shooter and the three other suspected victims.
Following his warning, Queensland Police sealed off the area, and a few hours later, the three family members’ bodies were found on Shannonvale Road.