Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have arrested three teenagers yesterday as part of their investigation into an incident in Wyndham Vale last year where a man was shot.
Warrants were executed with assistance from VIPER Taskforce at properties in Derrimut, Kurunjang, Tarneit, Brookfield, Taylors Hill and Footscray on 3 August.
A 17-year-old Derrimut male, a 16-year-old Kurunjang male and a 17-year-old Brookfield male were arrested and interviewed by police.
All three have been released pending further enquiries.
Police also seized cash and mobile phones from the properties.
Yesterday’s arrests follow an incident on Thursday, 8 July 2021 where four people attended a residential property on Ribblesdale Avenue, Wyndham Vale.
Police also believe a fifth person remained in a vehicle outside the address.
The four people forced their way into the property via a rear door and seriously assaulted a 45-year-old male occupant.
He sustained serious and significant upper body injuries including a gunshot and multiple stab wounds and was subsequently conveyed to hospital for surgery.
A family of three adults and five children were home at the time of the incident, however the 45-year-old man was the only one physically injured.
On 17 July, 2021 investigators recovered a stolen 2015 black Toyota Kluger, which had been abandoned in MacPherson Street, Footscray.
The vehicle had been stolen during an unrelated burglary in Aintree on 30 June, however police believe it was the car subsequently used in the Wyndham Vale incident.
On 3 December, 2021 Armed Crime Squad detectives charged a 19-year-old Rockbank man with attempted murder in relation to the incident, with a 20-year-old St Albans man also charged with attempted murder on 9 March, 2022.
Both men are currently remanded in custody.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and police are again appealing for anyone with information about the matter to come forward.
Last week detectives released a digital composite image of a man they are looking to identify, as well as CCTV and images of the black Toyota Kluger.