Slain bikie Shane Bowden was shot in the head and chest at point blank range by two hooded gunmen who laid in wait outside his home - before taking the perfect opportunity to pounce
A team of 80 police, including 60 detectives, are chasing two gunmen who murdered feared bikie Shane Bowden just after midnight on Sunday.
Bowden, 48, was shot in the head and chest at point-blank range, seconds afterhe drove into his Gold Coast unit about 12.10am on Monday.
Police believe the ruthless killers, both wearing hoodies in the attack, positioned themselves at a nearby parking lot while waiting for Bowden to arrive home.
They are now investigating whether the pair had the bikie under surveillance for a number of weeks before killing him.
Police also believe Bowden's murder stemmed from an internal feud involving the Victorian-based Mongols. However, the investigation currently remains focused on the Gold Coast, according to the Bulletin.
Bowden survived a drive-by attempt on his life in Melbourne last July, shortly after he was released from jail.
He had also recently patched back to the Finks after being kicked out of the Mongols.
Police on Tuesday rejected talk about a possible bikie gang war, but underworld figures expect retribution over the brutal slaying of Bowden.
Two burnt out cars found at Beenleigh and Ormeau, believed to be linked to the incident, are being forensically examined.
Footage from CCTV cameras along the street has also been scoured by police.
Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said it appeared that Bowden had been ambushed.
'At this point we believe the victim came home from the gym and has driven into his driveway, the assailants have run in and shot him multiple times and consequently now he is deceased,' he said.
'He's basically driven into his driveway, hasn't even gotten out of his car and has been executed.
'It obviously makes things harder when these types of gangs are involved because they have their own code of silence.
'It's important that people understand that these gangs are criminals… that survive on retribution, violence and threats and if anyone thinks anything otherwise they're an idiot.
'Nobody deserves to die in this manner but, you live by the sword, you die by the sword.'
Daily Mail Australia earlier revealed that prior to his execution, high-profile Finks leader Bowden had been accused by fellow senior member Jye Carter of sleeping with his girlfriend.
Carter had been dating lingerie model Tennielle Patterson for seven months but was of the belief Bowden had become 'involved' with her.
A handful of Instragram messages sent from Carter to a friend in the aftermath of Bowden's death reveal that he admitted the pair had been 'fighting'.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting that Carter was involved in Bowden's murder.