The lone survivor of a suspected mass shooting is responsive and walking around just two days after fleeing for his life with a gunshot wound requiring emergency surgery.
Ross Tighe witnessed the alleged shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather, Maree and Mervyn Schwarz, and his older brother, Graham, at their $10 million estate in Bogie, inland in Queensland’s Whitsunday region.
Police will claim the young father was hiding in bushes and running for his life when gunfire rang out on the extremely remote 29,000-acre bush property.
Ross Tighe (pictured) underwent life-saving emergency surgery at Mackay Base Hospital after fleeing for his life and sources close to him say he is responsive and able to walk
Mr Tighe (pictured) allegedly fled over a winding road to his nearest neighbour, grabbed the steering wheel and struggled desperately to stay conscious with a gunshot wound to his abdomen
Neighbor Darryl Young has been charged with triple murder and one attempted murder. Police suspect the alleged incident was sparked by an ownership dispute over the border lines.
Mr Tighe allegedly fled for his life and was able to drive 40km through rough terrain along a winding gravel road to his nearest neighbor’s property to get help – while trying to stay conscious with a shot to the abdomen.
He underwent emergency surgery at Mackay Base Hospital on a Thursday evening and spent two days in intensive care.
His uncle-in-law, Isaac Regional Councilor Greg Austen, announced on Saturday that Mr Tighe is now “on his feet”.
But Mr Austen noted the young father still has a long way to go to recover from the alleged scares of the past 72 hours.
Bogie man and suspected triple killer Darryl Young has been taken into police custody following the death of Mr Tighe’s family members
A wreath of flowers (pictured) lay at the entrance to the road leading to the property where the alleged murders took place
It’s a remarkable recovery for a man who was found in the middle of nowhere with life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning.
Police said Mr Tighe was in a “very distressed state” when he initially spoke to officers, which caused confusion as police attempted to narrow down the area where the alleged shooting had taken place.
He is said to have visited neighbors on the Flagstone cattle ranch 40 km away. A man at the property said he would not comment on the incident, adding his family was “too close” to those involved.
Young, a neighbor of Mr Tighe, was taken into custody and charged with triple murder and attempted murder
Schwarz’s $10 million estate has gone under the hammer five times in the past 17 years. It is understood that previous owners had also had disputes with Young over boundary lines, but Mr Schwarz was undeterred by the disputes.
The extended family has traveled from across Queensland to be at Mr Tighe’s bedside. It is understood his late brother Graham’s wife and children were being flown on Angel Flight Australia to be there when he woke up.
“They’ve been a bit swamped,” Mr Austen said, adding his family hopes for time and space to process the immense loss.
The alleged shooter, Young, is said to have been living on a Bowen property (pictured) at the time of the alleged fatal fence dispute
Daily Mail Australia also understands that alleged gunman Young did not even live on the 7,700-acre property at the center of the dispute.
His primary residence was actually just outside of Bowen – about 2.5 hours from the countryside in Bogie.
The home — which sits on a much more manageable 150 acres — sits at the end of a quiet country lane and is protected by a fence with a warning sign that reads “Entry by invitation only.”
“No trespassing for all men, women, persons and entities including police, government, sheriff, bailiffs, council, private investigators, corporations.”
The sign warns that “trespassing injuries” of at least $10,000 “are incurred if you step on this land.”
Young’s Bowen estate is a mysterious property with a large and extensive warning sign on the barbed wire fence reading “NO ENTERING”.
A nearby neighbor told Daily Mail Australia Young often kept to himself and seemed “a quiet guy”.
“He doesn’t have many visitors at all,” says the neighbor, making fun of the extensive forbidden list in his imprint.
The person, who asked not to be identified, said Young has been spending less and less time at his primary residence in favor of his Bogie property.
“He’s been out there fixing it a lot lately,” the neighbor said.
“Everyone knows everyone out here, but we all prefer to keep to ourselves. I knew him to be a pretty quiet loner guy.”
Over the years, Young’s home had accumulated more and more rubbish, to the point where it now “looks like a junkyard” from the street, according to neighbors.
Young is said to have spent a lot of time at his Bowen estate, which is covered in rusty tones – old cars and machinery are scattered about the property (pictured).
Rusty old cars, farm equipment, and random odds and ends are strewn across the front of the property and line the driveway to the tin shed at the back. His house is tucked away around a corner, off the main road.
Mackay Detective Inspector Tom Armitt announced that Young was taken into custody along with four other people several hours after they were first alerted to the alleged shooting.
“It took us a while to get in touch with him,” Det Insp Armitt said.
Meanwhile, the townspeople mourn the loss of the Schwarz family and their son Graham.
A Collinsville shopkeeper told Daily Mail Australia they were a friendly family who always went out of their way for the community.
“They were real people and they will be missed. What a tragedy,’ she said.
https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/uncategorized/bogie-shooting-ross-tighes-miracle-escape-after-graham-tighe-marree-and-mervyn-schwarz-shot/ Bogie Shooting: Ross Tighe’s Miracle Escape after Graham Tighe, Marree, and Mervyn shoot Schwarz