The investigations into the murder of four people, including two police officers, on a property in the Western Downs are continuing.
Ian Leavers, the president of the Queensland Police Union, said there is evidence that the killers, who were identified as brothers Nathaniel and Gareth Train, and their wife Stacey, planned the attack.
It’s believed that the three were involved in a love triangle, with Nathanial having started a relationship with his brother before his wife, Stacey, married him.
Ian Leavers said the family had been planning the attack for some time, and it was carried out using a sophisticated surveillance system.
As the investigations continue, I would like to speak more about the incident, but I don’t want to hinder the progress of the investigation.
It’s heartbreaking to see how the three individuals went about their heinous acts. The police are also looking into the brothers’ online activities, which include their possible ties to extremist groups.
In the name of Gareth Train, online posts were made about various conspiracy theories. Some of these included claims that recent mass shootings were hoaxes and opposition to Covid-19 and vaccines.
According to Ian Leavers, the investigations into the incident could take another week to conclude.
According to Ian, Constable Keely Brough, who was one of the first responders, is taking time off with her family after escaping the attack by hiding in the bush.
Her colleague, Randall Kirk, is recovering at home after having surgery for shrapnel damage.