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Brisbane doctor’s killer still at large

By AAP Newswire

Tributes are pouring in for a Brisbane doctor who was gunned down just outside his family home.

Skin cancer doctor Luping Zeng was shot on Monday night while packing his car with the garage door open at his MacGregor home which he shared with his wife and two adult children.

He died later in hospital.

His killer remains on the run and police are hunting for a man they say was driving a light-coloured sedan or hatchback.

Dr Zeng had three decades of medical experience, spoke three languages and was a highly regarded member of Brisbane's Chinese community.

He moved to Australia in 2000 and worked at the Waterford 7 Day Medical Centre and Skin Cancer Clinic.

His patients have reacted to the news of his death with disbelief, remembering his gentle and compassionate nature.

"I can't believe something so horrible has happened to someone so kind," Sheridan Doyle posted on Facebook.

"RIP Dr Luping Zeng ... saving people's lives in your distinct quiet compassionate way..I bare (sic) many scars(now almost unrecognizable) from your prowess of plastic surgery..like many members of my family & friends who all admired your talents," Julie Mccoubrey wrote.

"He was my skin doctor too.. The only one I truly trusted, He will be missed by many of his patients," Christopher Lindby posted.

A crime scene remains in place at the Zeng home.