Man shot in Tweed Heads West break-in

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance after a man was shot by an unknown intruder at his home at Tweed Heads West in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 8).

About 4.45am, a 76-year-old man went to the garage of his home on Piggabeen Road after hearing noises.

When he opened the garage door the man was shot in the leg by an unknown person, who then left the scene.

The injured man was treated by paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

A 73-year-old woman, who was also home at the time, was not physically injured during the incident.

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have established Strike Force Dural as investigations into the incident continue.

Police would like to speak with anyone who may have dashcam or mobile phone footage and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.