POLICE have confirmed five houses in the Mackay area were shot at overnight.

One home was targeted on George Fordyce Drive in Rural View, and another in Meadow St, North Mackay, where a crime scene has been established.

Two homes were also shot at in Narrabeen St, Blacks Beach and one in Ellul Court in Beaconsfield.

Police said they also received numerous reports from residents hearing gun shots in those areas and officers are investigating whether they are linked.

They are also trying to determine if the shootings were caused by the same offenders.

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SHOTS have been fired into two homes in Mackay.

The incidents happened about 2am to 2.30am on George Fordyce Drive in Rural View and Meadow Street in North Mackay.

Police are unsure whether the two attacks are linked at this stage. It is also not clear if the attacks were random or targeted.

Police are currently at the scenes investigating.

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