Victim of violent home invasion awaits treatment in Brisbane
LATEST: ONE of the victims of last night's violent home invasion in Berserker will be transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Scott Ingram said while the 23-year-old female victim was released from the Rockhampton Hospital today, she will receive further treatment at the RBH.
A 28-year-old male victim checked out of Rockhampton Hospital this morning.
A Queensland Health and Hospital Services spokeswoman said the third victim, a 33-year-old woman, would also receive treatment at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
However, it is unknown whether she has checked out of the Rockhampton Hospital today.
All three victims were initially taken to hospital with injuries from being punched and kicked during the attack at an Elphinstone St home last night.
Det Snr Sgt Ingram told media today three people fell off a first-floor balcony during last night's home invasion.
EARLIER: A QUIET Sunday night in cooking dinner exploded into a frenzied attack resulting in three people falling off a first floor balcony Rockhampton police allege.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Scott Ingram revealed new details about the attack, which saw three people hospitalised.
Det Act Snr Sgt Ingram said about 9.30pm, a group of four men broke down the door of an Elphinstone St unit before viciously attacking the occupants of the home.
"After forcing entry it appears that the group have assaulted a male that was inside the house and when the two females who live at the home have attempted to intercede in the argument they were assaulted by the group of males," Det Act Snr Sgt Ingram said.
"It would appear the occupants were just having a meal, cooking dinner etc. when the door was forced in.
"During the assault a number of the occupants have unfortunately fallen over the balcony. Once they have gone over the balcony they have escaped the scene and the offenders have then fled the area.
"They were tracked by a dog squad to a unit in Randwick St.
"I believe the track was a bit stilted, along the way there was evidence found from the break and enter which caused the dog unit to have to stop but it would appear the track was a fairly clean one and took the officer directly to the residence of the offenders."
The three victims, a 28-year-old man, 23-year-old woman and 33-year-old woman were all transported to Rockhampton Hospital with injuries from being kicked and punched.
Det Act Snr Sgt Ingram said while the two females have been released, the 28-year-old man remained in Rockhampton Hospital and the extent of his injuries was at this stage unknown.
"At this stage we have two in custody and there will be a review of what evidence we have and we'll be speaking again with the victims in relation to this matter and should there be any further charges they will be referred at a later time," he said.
"We are still making inquiries into the information provided by the victims."
Det Act Snr Sgt Ingram said a handbag was stolen in the incident and some damage was done to the unit.
"There will be further inquiries done, we've had a forensic examination completed this morning and if there are any further fingerprints or otherwise that we need to run out that will take place," he said.
"We are still working on the motive at this point in time. I believe the parties are known to each other and that is what has assisted in some of the identification of the offenders."
Det Act Snr Sgt Ingram said the incident was extremely concerning.
"Any instance where you are at home just doing your thing cooking or otherwise and then to be forced in upon by a group of people would be a harrowing experience," he said.
INITIAL 6AM: THREE people are recovering in Rockhampton Hospital this morning following a horror alleged home invasion overnight.
A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed police were called to a block of units on Elphinstone St, Berserker following an alleged home invasion and assault at 9.40pm.
"A number of people entered a home on Elphinstone St and assaulted three people," the spokeswoman said.
"At least one person has serious injuries."
The spokeswoman could not confirm whether any weapons were used in the incident.
The person suffering serious injuries is understood to be a 28-year-old man who lives at the home.
A 23-year-old woman and 33-year-old woman, who also live at the home, were injured and transported to Rockhampton Hospital.
The alleged offenders fled the scene before police arrived however the dog squad was called in to track them and they were located, arrested and charged.
A 20-year-old Norman Gardens man will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning charged with burglary and commit indictable offence and obstruct police.
A 22-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with enter with intent, commit indictable offence and assault occasioning bodily harm. He will also appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning.