IN a place usually packed with children, a man walks in, shoots a woman dead and turns the gun on himself.
Another man armed with a machete allegedly rams his ex-partner's car and chases her along a suburban street. She survives.
A young mother succumbs to head injuries allegedly caused by her estranged partner accused of running her car off the road and beating her with a metal object as she was trapped in the vehicle.
And a father stands accused of killing his six-year-old daughter and attempting to kill her eight-year-old sister.
The four incidents - at Helensvale, Wacol, , and Kedron respectively in south-east Queensland - occurred in the space of the same number of days.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk articulated the community's shock and urged victims of violence to seek early intervention.
"What we have seen over the past few days is atrocious, it's horrific, it's absolutely vicious and it has tragic consequences," Ms Palaszczuk said.
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