A hitman was seen casually strolling away from the scene where one of Melbourne’s most connected underworld figures nicknamed the ‘Shot Caller’ was murdered.
Victorian Police’s Homicide Squad released the chilling footage on Thursday showing the man dressed in black and a green baseball cap walking away from Fawkner Park.
Daniel O’Shea, 41, was shot and killed at the same park in Melbourne about 7.40pm on April 26.
A hitman was seen casually strolling away from the scene where one of Melbourne’s most connected underworld figures nicknamed the ‘Shot Caller’ was murdered
O’Shea, 41, (pictured) had links to the drug trade and the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang as well as some of the city’s biggest crime figures earning him the nickname ‘Shot Caller’
It’s not known why O’Shea was in the park but investigators believe it was for a pre-arranged meeting.
O’Shea, 41, had links to the drug trade and the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang as well as some of the city’s biggest crime figures earning him the nickname ‘Shot Caller’.
Two firearms were located in the park after his shooting and following forensic examination police believe they are linked to the shooting.
Officer in charge of the Homicide Squad, Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper, said there’s no doubt there are people in the community who can help investigators.
‘Someone out there knows exactly who this man is,’ he said.
‘They know who he is, why he was there, and what connection he has to our victim, what we need from those people is a name.’
Detectives conducted an extensive canvas for CCTV footage throughout the area and were able to obtain vision from six locations.
The hitman is wearing a black jumper and pants, along with a distinctive green baseball cap, he is also carrying a white and red Coles plastic bag.
Police have been able to trace the hitman’s movements, starting on the western side of Fawkner Park where O’Shea’s body was located.
The attacker travelled east to the top right corner of the park, down Toorak Road, then turned left on to Como Avenue.
He was last sighted shortly before Como Park and police believe it’s likely he entered the park.
Detectives also released a map showing the route the hitman took based on the CCTV footage.
‘I understand that there are people, especially those with connections in the criminal underworld, who feel they don’t want to get involved in these incidents,’ Det Insp. Stamper said.
‘But regardless of the circumstances, someone has been murdered. We have a mother who has lost a son, people have lost a partner or a friend.’
Police traced the hitman’s movements from Fawkner Park where it’s believed he travelled east to the top right corner of the park, down Toorak Road, then turned left on to Como Avenue
Police are also interested in speaking to anyone in the area of the shooting who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of the man and is yet to speak to police.
They are especially keen to talk with anyone who may have vision around the Como Park area where the man was last sighted.
‘It’s for those people – and the wider community that is no doubt feeling concerned about something like this happening – that we need to find who is responsible for Daniel’s death,’ Det Insp. Stamper said.
‘I would also stress to anyone who does know who this is but has some concerns coming forward, it can be done via Crime Stoppers with absolute anonymity.
‘All we need is a name and again, I’d urge anyone out there who can provide that detail to us to do so.’
Anyone who witnessed the hitman, who was wearing a distinctive green cap, walking in the area on the night is also asked to come forward.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police are especially keen to talk with anyone who may have vision around the Como Park area where the man was last sighted