Woman shot while preparing for a night out may have died in mysterious & # 39; accident & # 39; – while her ex boyfriend associated with & # 39; bikie & # 39; is interrogated by the police after he and others have fled the scene
- Ivona Jovanovic died in the hospital after being shot in the chest on Sunday evening
- Her friends and ex-partner called an ambulance and allegedly fled the scene
- Jovanovic & ex 39; s Christos Panagakos was arrested and interrogated
- The police do not think that the shooting is related to bikie or a domestic conflict
Gold Coast police have not ruled out that a woman who was shot in the chest while preparing for a night out was accidentally killed.
Ivona Jovanovic died at the Gold Coast University Hospital after being shot in the chest in Labrador on Sunday evening.
The incident took place at the home of Jovanovic & ex 39; s friend Christos Panagakos, with a group of five people allegedly fleeing the scene after calling an ambulance.
Panagakos was arrested when he returned home early Monday morning and spent the day with investigators.
There is no suggestion that Panagakos was involved in the death of the woman and he has not been charged.
Ivona Jovanovic (photo) was shot in the chest on Sunday in a house in Labrador on the Gold Coast
Christos Panagakos (photo) has been arrested and is interrogated by detectives after the death of his former partner Ivona Jovanovic
He is known to the police as an alleged member of the Barbaro Underworld family and the Mongolian bike group – and was imprisoned earlier in 2016 for drug and weapon loads.
The police do not believe that the shooting is related to bikie or an incident involving domestic violence, in which Panagakos detectives say he was still good friends with his former partner.
Jovanovic is believed to have been shot with a licensed hand gun that has yet to be found.
Detective Acting Superintendent Brendan Smith told the Courier Mail the incident may have been a terrible accident.
"This is a clear example of where things go wrong," said Chief Inspector Smith.
"We certainly do not believe that there is any suggestion that it is related to cycling, but the people involved have links with clubs."
The police are calling on the other people who were there the night that Jovanovic was shot to come forward.
& # 39; While calling the ambulance, there is a lot of first aid that could have been provided at the time that may or may not have made the difference, & # 39; said Chief Inspector Smith.
There are no costs involved.
Tributes came in for Miss Jovanovic on Monday, including one from Allaina Vader, the girlfriend of ex-Hells Angel bikie Ben Geppert.
& # 39; So sad to hear about your death, & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; Absolutely terrible and I can't believe it. Fly high angel.
Allaina Vader (right), the girlfriend of ex-Hells Angel performer Ben Geppert (left), grieved online for the loss of an & # 39; angel & # 39 ;. Dozens of other Instagram influencers have also posted online tributes
& # 39; This is the worst month of my life. What is happening? I just talked to you. My heart is already hurting, now this. & # 39;
Another friend Livvy Hodge posted: & Another beautiful soul leaves way too early. Rest In Peace Ivona Jovanovic we will all miss you. & # 39;
In a horrific twist, Mrs. Jovanovic's Facebook bio read: & # 39; Sometimes good things happen to good people. & # 39;
A few hours before her death, she placed an Instagram story about her in a car and then enjoying the sunset by the sea with her bulldog.
& # 39; I just love you a million meatball, & # 39; read the caption.
It is believed that Jovanovic (photo) was shot with a recognized hand gun that has yet to be found
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