Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the face through the front door of her home. Picture: Liam Kidston
Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the face through the front door of her home. Picture: Liam Kidston

Woman shot in face 'wouldn't hurt a fly'

UPDATE: A woman shot in the face after six people stormed her Morayfield home overnight has been identified as 52-year-old grandmother Sheryl Ann Hendy.

Police believe it was a case of mistaken identity when six people arrived at her Hargrave St home in two cars at 10pm last night, firing a shot through the closed wooden front door.

The bullet struck Ms Hendy in the face, seriously injuring her.

Her granddaughter is understood to have been sleeping inside and Ms Hendy was approaching the front door to investigate the commotion when she was shot.

The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Sheryl Ann Hendy.
The victim has been identified as 52-year-old Sheryl Ann Hendy.

A spokesperson for Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital said she was currently in intensive care.

A neighbour said he found her on the ground inside her house next door after the gunshot.

"It's been playing on my mind a bit this morning," the man, who did not want to be named, said.

"I found her. She was responsive but in and out of it."

A concerned resident passing the crime scene where a 52-year-old woman was shot in the face through her front door in Morayfield. Picture: Liam Kidston
A concerned resident passing the crime scene where a 52-year-old woman was shot in the face through her front door in Morayfield. Picture: Liam Kidston

The man said the neighbourhood is usually "trouble free". His partner added it was normally a quiet street.

The victim was described as a kind woman, well-known to her neighbours.

"She wouldn't hurt a fly," the neighbour said.

"She would do anything for you."

He would not speculate on the motive behind the shooting.

Across the road, another neighbour said he was woken by the gunshot.

"I heard this loud crash," he said.

"It was only in the morning that I realised it was a gunshot."

The man said he frequently saw people coming and going from the unit block.

5.30AM: A woman has been shot in the face through the door of her home after a group of six people stormed her property overnight.

Police have established a crime scene at the Morayfield address following the terrifying incident.

About 10pm, six people arrived at the woman's Hargrave Street property in two vehicles.

A 52-year-old woman, inside the unit, has approached the closed wooden front door and was shot once through the door.

She was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, where she remains with non-life-threatening facial injuries.

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses or people with dashcam vision on Morayfield Road, Graham Road or Hargrave Street from 9.45-10.30pm to contact police.

Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the face through the front door of her home (FILE PIC). Picture: Greg Higgs
Police are investigating after a woman was shot in the face through the front door of her home (FILE PIC). Picture: Greg Higgs