Why knife came before gun in terrifying drive-by shooting

POLICE have revealed what occurred in the dramatic lead-up to a terrifying drive-by shooting at Nambour where a teenager allegedly pulled a knife on a couple before returning with a gun.

The 16-year-old boy, known to the occupants at the Webster Rd home, allegedly threatened the residents with a knife twice on Monday afternoon before returning about 11pm and firing a gunshot into their home from a car before fleeing.

Police allege the boy demanded the residents, a 27-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, give him their car keys in the first incident about 2pm.

He left, and allegedly returned about 5.30pm armed with a knife and made further threats while attempting to force his way into their home.

In the battle to get inside, the boy was bitten by the occupants' dog and ran off.

On his third visit, the armed boy allegedly fired a gunshot through the home, shattering a shower screen inside.

When officers arrived they found a small calibre projectile had shot through the front wall, into the loungeroom and through another wall into the bathroom.

The occupants weren't injured at the time, but a child was reported to be inside.

Police tracked down the alleged offender at Bli Bli yesterday and charged him with two counts of enter dwelling with intent and one count each of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of utensils.

Investigations are continuing.