Gunman opens fire in the middle of the street in terrifying targeted drive-by shooting – and now he’s on the run
- A south Melbourne suburb has been rocked by a peak hour drive-by shooting
- One man was shot in lower body and was rushed to hospital where he is stable
- The shots were fired about 6pm in a car park off Thompson Rd, Patterson Lakes
- Detectives are investigating and chasing the gunman who remains on the run
A drive-by shooting has rocked a Victorian suburb after a gunman opened fire next to a major road during peak hour.
Detectives have launched an investigation into a drive-by shooting on Tuesday evening at Patterson Lakes in Melbourne‘s south, with the culprit still on the run as of Wednesday morning.
One man has been rushed to hospital after he was shot in the lower body from a moving vehicle at about 6pm as he walked through a Thompson Road car park.
Some reports indicate the Patterson Lakes incident happened in a car park opposite Coles (pictured) where after-work shoppers would have been gathering
Some reports indicate the car park in question is opposite a Coles supermarket which would have been packed with after-work shoppers.
‘The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated but investigators believe it is a targeted shooting,’ police said in a statement.
‘There is no ongoing risk to the public.’
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the incident which they think was a targetted shooting (pictured: Victoria Police officers patrol Melbourne last week)