Who was Natalie Frahm? Woman Shot in Deadly South Mackay Rampage

An Australian woman killed during a deadly gun rampage in Mackay has been identified as 34-year-old Natalie Jane Frahm.

Frahm was shot through the window of her car in North Queensland by a man identified as Ryan Geoffrey Cole, 31.

A man who ran to render aid to Natalie, James Trevor McGill, 66, was also shot in the chest by Cole.

Natalie died at the scene while McGill was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The shooting took place outside Frahm’s residence on Robb Place in South Mackay aaround 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Her daughter and her daughter’s teenage friend reportedly witnessed the horrific shooting.

Natalie and her FIFO partner had moved to Mackay from Mount Isa, where her family is based.

She worked as the customer service manager for her brother’s business which described her as an “epic cook” with “a new-found talent for smoking meats” in its company bio.

“When she’s not busy manning the phones, you’ll find her out and about camping, motorbike riding or skateboarding her way around town.”

Natalie was also a “Muay Thai boxing fanatic” and an “absolute rockstar”, the page added.

Nick Vanderzee, who knew Ms Frahm for two years through his business as a Muay Thai gym owner, described her as a dedicated mother and kind person.

“She’d be the type of person who would help anybody, she’d give you the shirt off her back.”

The gym mourned her passing with a post on social media.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I inform our Gym family of the tragic passing of our loved member Natalie,

“Natalie started with our gym almost 2 years ago along with her son Tayden, soon falling in love the sport of Muay Thai, she soon became a regular in our gym training almost every day and just had a natural talent for the sport,

“Natalie had just recently competed in two club tournaments and a tournament in Rockhampton, and also grading to the rank of purple prajid “armband” Natalie always had the most infectious smile, always helping where ever she could making close friends with many of the other members, I know Natalie’s wish would be for our gym family to continue to train hard to accomplish your dreams and reach your goals.

“Our thoughts and love go out to Natalie’s children and her family and friends at this difficult and sad time,”

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