The couple have not moved since the violent incident, despite heavily armed police locking down the area and the setting of the scene of a crime on the Plateau of the crescent address just after 4pm.
The man was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with an arm injury.
A photo of the scene of a shooting in Carrara. Photo: Hannah Sbeghen
A neighbor, who declined to be named, said he saw a green car speed past, when he went out to the street to find out what was going on.
“I was in a state of shock,” the neighbor told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
“It is not something we expect to happen on an idle Monday evening.
“To be honest, because it was only a hard blow, I thought it was a motorbike or something making a loud noise.
“When I went back inside and turned the tv on that I realized that it was a bit more sinister than that.
The neighbor said: “it is generally a quiet street, nothing really happens here.”
Four paramedic crews, including a high acuity response unit and critical care paramedic treated the man before transporting him to Gold Coast University Hospital.
More information to come.
#Update – Patient transported in stable condition to Gold Coast University Hospital after a reported gunshot incident in a #Carrara address. High Acuity Response of the Critical Care Unit and Paramedic on board.â€” Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 8, 2018
A photo of the scene of a shooting in Carrara. Photo: Nine News
Originally published as “I became aware of a man who had been shot down’