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Man gunned down 'over nothing', court told

AAP logoAAP 31/10/2016 Rachael Burnett

A Brisbane man confessed to gunning down his friend in a quiet suburban street after a row "over nothing", a court has heard.

Russell Johnstone, 24, was found lying in Jarrow Street, Tingalpa, with bullet wounds to his head and chest on February 6, 2014.

He died in hospital four days later.

Dallin Kruithof, 26, is on trial at Brisbane Supreme Court facing a single charge of murder.

He later confessed to the killing, saying: "I shot my mate over nothing", the jury was told.

Prosecutor Glen Cash said residents of the suburban road rushed outside after hearing shots fired at around 3.30am on a "quiet morning".

They found the victim lying "mortally wounded" on the ground, he added.

Mr Cash said there is "no doubt" that the person who shot Mr Johnstone was "his friend, the defendant Dallin Kruithof".

The pair had apparently had a row over drugs that Kruithof mistakenly thought had gone missing but later found in his kitchen, the court was told.

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