Police are hunting for a shooter after a man was shot in the leg near a high school and rushed to a Gold Coast hospital in a serious condition.
Police were called to Helensvale Road in Helensvale about 2.30pm Thursday where they found the injured man.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said paramedics had assessed a man in his 40s for a "significant" leg injury.
He has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.
The shooting took place a short distance from Helensvale State High School.
A crime scene has been established and authorities are urging members of the public to avoid Helensvale Road, east of Warrego Way and Monterey Keys Drive.