The accused shooter who killed two farmers and their son and wounded the other has been identified.
Darryl Young has been charged with the murder of his neighbours Mervyn, 71, Maree Schwarz, 59, and their son Graham Tighe, 35, following a dispute of boundary lines on their land in Bogie near Collinsville in Queensland.
The 59-year-old was also charged with one count of attempted murder after Mervyn and Maree’s other son Ross Tighe survived following a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Police will allege Young invited the three members to the edge of his property on August 4 before shooting them “execution style”.
Young allegedly shot at Ross who managed to escape the farm in a ute and alert police to the horrific attack against his family.
Police charged Young with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder and he is due to appear at Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday.
Acting Superintendent Tom Armitt said it was incredible Ross was able to survive due to the properties being so far apart.
“It’s actually a 45-minute drive between the neighbours,” he said.
“At the crime scene, which is at the front gate of one of the premises, it is a 3km drive between the gate and the house at that location.”
In another devastating twist of events, Graham’s wife Lucy had just given birth to their second child.
“It’s just devastating shock that things can happen so quickly in the blink of an eye and ruin so many lives so quickly,” Greg Austen, Graham’s uncle told 7News.
This article first appeared on OverSixty.