Notorious former bikie shot dead in Gold Coast 'ambush'
A manhunt is underway on the Gold Coast after the body of former bikie Shane Bowden was found early this morning.
Bowden, 47, was shot in an "execution-style killing".
Two crime scenes have been set up: one at a unit in Pimpama, the other at a burnt out car in Ormeau.
Bowden was recently the target of a drive-by shooting in Melbourne, where he was shot in the leg.
Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said police were hunting "at least two men".
"We believe the victim came home from the gym, he's driven into the driveway, and the assailants have run in and shot him multiple times," Supt Smith said at a media conference.
"It clearly seems he's been ambushed."
It is believed Bowden's partner and two young children were home at the time of the incident, but did not witness the shooting.
Officers said they are searching for at least two men - one dressed in dark clothing, the other in light clothing.
Supt Smith said there was "no risk to the community" after the incident because it appeared it was over an internal Mongols' incident after Bowden was reportedly expelled by the gang earlier this year.
"It is important that people understand that these gangs are criminals, they don't take fluffy toys to hospital, they are criminal gangs who survive on retribution, violence and threats and if anyone thinks anything otherwise, they're an idiot.
"It's not something you expect to happen in your home, but dare I say, and nobody deserves to die in this manner, but you live by the sword, you die by the sword."
Bowden made national headlines last month when he was accused of allegedly lying on his border declaration pass to get into Queensland, after flying into Brisbane from coronavirus-stricken Melbourne.
Queensland Health authorities had initially feared all passengers on Bowden's Jetstar flight would need to be quarantined.
But those fears were allayed when authorities confirmed Bowden had been sick with the virus on August 22 - and was not infectious when he travelled.
The investigation is ongoing.