Police have arrested and taken the gunman into custody. He has been admitted to the Mackay Base Hospital.
EARLIER: Police have declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act following an incident in Mackay this evening. At around 5.20pm yesterday afternoon police were called following reports of an armed man near a licensed premises on Gregory Street. Police negotiators are on scene.
The declaration was made at 5.35pm and encompasses the area from the intersection River and MacCallister Streets to the intersection of River and Wood Streets, and from Wood and Gordon Streets, to Gordon and MacCallister Streets.
Victoria Street is also blocked at Wood and MacCallister Streets.
Members of the public inside the declared zone should seek shelter in a secure place. There are no reported injuries at this stage.