SEARCH: Police outside the Wyper Park Scout Camp.
SEARCH: Police outside the Wyper Park Scout Camp. Mike Knott

UPDATE: Man assisting police after alleged road rage attack

2.25PM - A 33-YEAR-OLD man is assisting police investigations after he allegedly used a sling shot to launch a ball bearing into the window of an overtaking vehicle.

About 9.05am this morning the two vehicles were involved in a traffic dispute in Gin Gin.

It is unclear what started the disagreement, however a 64-year-old man driving a grey Mercedes Viano was given the fright of his life when his car passenger-side window was shattered while he was overtaking another driver. 

"The dispute began in Gin Gin and continued through South Kolan and on to Sharon," a police spokeswoman said.

"The victim commenced to overtake the vehicle when the left-hand front window shattered. The victim has felt immediate pain to his left shoulder and thought he had been shot."

SEARCH: Police outside the Wyper Park Scout Camp.
SEARCH: Police outside the Wyper Park Scout Camp. Mike Knott

Police believed the driver of the other car discharged the projectile with a sling shot as he was being overtaken which smashed through the victim's window and hit him in the shoulder.

The victim contacted police initially believing his window had been shot but when officers attended his location the other driver had left the scene.

When the suspect was located on the Isis highway, Branyan, police presented their firearms due to the initial report of a weapon.

Once the man was detained and police found no firearm in his vehicle the situation very quickly de-escalated.

A search of the car allegedly located a small sling shot, which was confiscated, and a quantity of ball bearing projectiles.

ROAD RAGE: The sling shot police allege was used to launch a ball bearing through the window of a car, hitting its driver earlier today, a man is assisting police.
ROAD RAGE: The sling shot police allege was used to launch a ball bearing through the window of a car, hitting its driver earlier today, a man is assisting police. QPS

Police do not have anybody in custody, and the driver is assisting with inquiries.

At this stage police are looking at a wilful damage charge because the small sling shot was not an illegal weapon.

Car searched : car searched by police
Car searched : car searched by police

 

11.55AM - POLICE have confirmed there was "no shooting and no firearm" but suspect a sling shot and ball bearing were used in an alleged road rage incident this morning.

Bundaberg police Sergeant Steve Bardini said the situation that sparked a police investigation made "a mountain out of a molehill".

"There was a bit of a road rage incident near Gin Gin between two vehicles," Sgt Bardini said.

"We saw a vehicle involved but there was no incident, no dramatic end and he is cooperating with police."

Police located and stopped the red Suzuki Swift at the front of Wyper Park Scout Camp on Childers Rd but released the man after a search of his car was conducted.

Sgt Bardini said there was possibly a smashed window on the informant's car (near Gin Gin) but could not discuss the matter further.

A sling shot was located in one of the vehicles however a police spokeswoman was unable to confirm which car it had been found in.

Police are still investigating the matter.

Initial reports suggested a gun had been fired at the window of a car in the Maroondan area however those claims of a firearm being involved have now been denied.

9.35AM - POLICE are investigating allegations that a shot was fired at a car window this morning, with police intercepting a vehicle near the Wyper Park Scout Camp.

Police confirmed they are speaking to the drivers of two cars reportedly involved in the incident.

Reported as a road rage incident, the car window was allegedly shot out around the Maroondan area, with police intercepting a car along Childers Rd.

A witness told the NewsMail she noticed a police car flew past Childers Rd with lights and sirens just before pulling over and searching a red Suzuki Swift near the Wyper Park Scout Camp.

Police confirmed they are speaking with both drivers in an attempt to work out exactly what happened.

More details to come.