Two Suspects Arrested as Police Continue Probe into Shooting Incident.
Today, two men have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the Armed Crime Squad into a shooting incident that occurred in Middle Park last month, resulting in non-fatal injuries.
Early this morning, law enforcement authorities, including members from the Armed Crime Squad, Gang Crime Squad, and VIPER Taskforce, in collaboration with local police units from the Southern Metro and North West Metro regions, executed six search warrants at various locations in South Melbourne, Tarneit, Truganina, and Albion.
A 24-year-old man from Tarneit was subjected to questioning and is set to face charges related to intentionally causing serious injury, unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and associated offences. He is scheduled to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.
Simultaneously, a 23-year-old man from Werribee was also interviewed in connection to the case and will be released pending further investigations.
Additionally, authorities have confiscated a white Hyundai vehicle suspected of being utilized by those implicated in the aforementioned incident.
These arrests come as a response to an incident that transpired in Middle Park on August 17th, during which a 76-year-old man was shot at his residence on Canterbury Road. Emergency services were alerted to the scene following reports of the man sustaining injuries while responding to a knock on his front door at approximately 7:50 PM. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his lower body but was promptly transported to the hospital, where he received treatment for injuries that were not life-threatening. Fortunately, two women inside the property at the time, aged 72 and 39, remained unharmed during the incident.
The investigation into the Middle Park incident remains ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with pertinent information, as well as individuals possessing CCTV or dashcam footage related to the case, to come forward. They can contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.