Bogie Mass-shooting: Dad ‘shot by his neighbour’ over property spent three DAYS with his son, Qld

A younger dad spent as few as three days along with his new child son earlier than he was allegedly shot lifeless by his gun-wielding neighbour over a long-standing dispute a few fence, a member of the family says.

Graham Tighe, 35, was allegedly shot to loss of life alongside his mom Maree Schwarz and step-father Mervyn Schwarz, 71, at 9am on Thursday on the boundary line of their property in Bogie, within the Whitsundays area of North Queensland.

Mr Tighe’s youthful brother, Ross Tighe, in his 30s, was additionally shot within the abdomen, however managed to flee to a ute and drive 40km to get assist – whereas soaked in blood.

Police have 59-year-old Darryl Young in custody. He was charged with three counts of homicide on Friday night.

Greg Austen – who’s Mrs Schwarz’s brother-in-law – instructed Daily Mail Australia that Graham Tighe’s toddler son was hospitalised in Brisbane, 1000km south of Bogie, quickly after his start three weeks in the past ‘as a result of he was criminal’.

The little boy spent simply three valuable days along with his father earlier than the deadly taking pictures, Mr Austen stated.

Pictured: Graham Tighe and his pregnant spouse, earlier than their son was born three weeks in the past

Graham Tighe (pictured) leaves behind a young family, including a little boy who was recently sick, and his toddler daughter

Graham Tighe (pictured) leaves behind a younger household, together with a little bit boy who was just lately sick, and his toddler daughter

The teenager was raced to hospital in Brisbane ‘as a result of he was criminal’ and was solely launched this week.

‘I reckon Graham solely spent about three days along with his son,’ Mr Austen stated. 

Mr Austen stated: ‘He’s the primary boy born that may stick with it the Tighe household identify.’

On July 11, Mr Tighe’s spouse wrote a gushing social media put up to introduce their new child to household pals – their toddler sat subsequent to her new brother, beaming on the digicam.

‘Congratulations guys, so completely happy on your lovely little household of 4,’ a pal wrote within the feedback part.

Police allege that on Wednesday night time, Young invited the household to satisfy him on the border of their farms early on Thursday.

However, he allegedly pulled out a gun and shot all 4 members of the Schwarz-Tighe household, leaving Ross with a bullet wound to the abdomen. 

Young is anticipated to be charged on Friday night.

Ross Tighe, pictured with his partner Kaitlyn, is recovering in hospital after allegedly being shot in the stomach

Ross Tighe, pictured along with his associate Kaitlyn, is recovering in hospital after allegedly being shot within the abdomen 

Maree and Mervyn Schwarz died from gunshots wounds, along with Maree's son Graham Tighe.

Maree and Mervyn Schwarz died from gunshots wounds, together with Maree’s son Graham Tighe. 

Despite his accidents, Ross Tighe miraculously escaped by leaping right into a automobile and driving 40km to a different property to alert police. 

Cops rushed to the small rural city searching for the three different alleged victims and gunman.

Queensland Police locked the realm down after his name and located the three members of the family lifeless on the Shannonvale Road property just a few hours later.

Mr Austen, who’s Mrs Schwarz’s brother-in-law, instructed Daily Mail Australia the neighbours had been warring over the place the boundary level ought to be between their two farms.

Graham Tighe bought the property with his mother and stepfather in May last year. He is pictured at a wedding

Graham Tighe purchased the property along with his mom and stepfather in May final 12 months. He is pictured at a marriage 

‘It was a fence line dispute, and it has been going for a few years,’ he stated. 

‘How it occurred these days is past me. It’s not America.’

Ross Tighe, who has a one-year-old daughter with associate Kaitlyn, was airlifted to Mackay Hospital in a vital situation, the place he was rushed into emergency surgical procedure.

He remained in a secure situation within the intensive care unit and was capable of be interviewed by police on Thursday night time.

Mr Austen stated he was shocked by how the feud allegedly escalated as he paid tribute to his community-oriented family members.

‘When we first heard one thing occurred, we thought they had been taking part in foolish buggers in Collinsville, however we did not realise the end result which was so extreme,’ he stated.

‘They had been an sincere Christian household. They had been a bush household who labored seven days every week and had beers on Sundays, participated in occasions, very community-minded and well-respected in the neighborhood.’

‘Just a standard Australian household.’ 

Maree Schwarz's brother-in-law Greg Austen said Ross (pictured) is a strong man

Maree Schwarz’s brother-in-law Greg Austen stated Ross (pictured) is a powerful man 

People who live around the Bogie region started leaving flowers at the property on Friday morning (pictured)

People who reside across the Bogie area began leaving flowers on the property on Friday morning (pictured)

Pictured: One of the Schwarz-Tighe family's properties, situated on Sutherland Road

Pictured: One of the Schwarz-Tighe household’s properties, located on Sutherland Road 


May 2021: The Schwarz household purchase the 300-square-kilometre Bogie farm for $10million

Thursday, August 4, 2022

9am:  Mervyn and Maree Schwarz, and Maree’s sons Graham and Ross Tighe meet neighbours on the boundary strains of their properties. An altercation happens and all 4 are allegedly shot. 

Ross escapes and makes it to a property a number of kilometres away the place he raises the alarm.

10am: Queensland Police affirm they’ve despatched models to a rural property following stories 4 individuals have been shot 

11am: Police announce they’ve positioned one man a long way from the property and he’s being handled for gunshot wounds 

An emergency declaration is about up by police and members of the general public are instructed to keep away from the realm 

4pm: Police affirm three individuals have been discovered deceased on the Bogie property 

Friday, August 5, 2022

 7.15am: Queensland Police Acting Superintendent Tom Armitt declares the alleged gunman has been taken into custody

Mr Austen stated his nephew-in-law confirmed unimaginable braveness.

‘Ross has two ladies, however he is OK. I have never spoke to him but as a result of he is about three hours away, however we’re heading there,’ he stated.

‘Ross is a really robust younger man.

‘To witness what unfolded in entrance of him after which to have the ability to stroll again to the automobile exhibits actual resilience, and I’m certain he will not neglect it for the remainder of his life.’

Acting Superintendent Tom Armitt stated the person arrested was a ‘long-time resident of the realm’.

‘He shall be remaining in our custody, and we anticipate to put felony prices in relation to the matter someday afterward this afternoon,’ he stated.

Police have launched 4 of the 5 those that had been taken into custody on Thursday night time to help with their inquiries.

Supt. Armitt stated two of these individuals had been concerned in an influence firm, and after taking statements from them, they had been launched.

He stated the three others included the 59-year-old man, his son, and one other female relative, who’ve additionally since been launched.

Police stated the only survivor was in a ‘very distressed state’ when he initially spoke to officers, which led to confusion as police tried to slim down the realm the place the alleged taking pictures befell.

The household solely purchased the massive 300sqkm plot of land for $10million in May 2021, which is zoned for cattle grazing, breeding and farming functions.

The buy – which was made by Mr and Mrs Schwarz, together with Graham Tighe, netted the earlier house owners a revenue of virtually $7 million after holding onto the property for simply three years.

Property information present Mr Schwarz and Mrs Schwarz, who was then Ms Tighe, purchased a livestock farm for $1.8million in Mount Abundance, within the Maranoa area, in December 2003.

The couple married someday throughout the subsequent eight years earlier than going into enterprise with Graham to snap up a Bogie cattle grazing plot in October 2011.

Maree Schwarz, who died on Thursday morning, is pictured with one of her grandchildren

Maree Schwarz, who died on Thursday morning, is pictured with one in all her grandchildren 

Pictured: The entrance to the Schwartz-Tighe property on Friday morning. Flowers could be seen at the gate

Pictured: The entrance to the Schwartz-Tighe property on Friday morning. Flowers could possibly be seen on the gate

Five years later, the trio bought a $2.6million farm, with land use for sheep breeding or rising grains, at The Gums, west of Tara within the Western Downs area.

Ross Tighe had his second youngster simply 18 months in the past. At the time, his doting mom shared a photograph on-line of herself cradling her new child grandchild with a beaming smile on her face.

Forensic specialists will return to the scenes on Friday morning to proceed analyzing the areas for clues.

Police revealed on Thursday afternoon the rugged terrain had confirmed troublesome to navigate and would pose additional challenges all through the course of the investigation.

Ross Tighe was raced to hospital on Thursday, after driving 40km with a gunshot wound (scene pictured)

Ross Tighe was raced to hospital on Thursday, after driving 40km with a gunshot wound (scene pictured)

The tragedy has rocked the small agricultural city, which is residence to simply over 200 individuals.

When phrase unfold all through the neighborhood of a taking pictures, a number of of Mrs Schwarz’ pals reached out through social media wishing her nicely.

‘Hope all are secure,’ one pal wrote on the discover, tagging Mrs Schwarz in her message.’

Whitsunday Regional Councillor Jan Clifford stated ‘all people is aware of everybody else’ of their ‘little village’, including the neighborhood could be ‘devastated’.

‘To my data, nothing like this has ever occurred within the Whitsunday area earlier than.

‘We are all deeply saddened by the tragedy.’