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Motorist is killed in a hail of bullets in a ‘targeted attack’ on a Melbourne freeway

Motorist is killed in a hail of bullets in a ‘targeted attack’ on a Melbourne freeway

  • Man found in white van on Eastlink freeway at Donvale about 2.20am Saturday
  • It was a ‘targeted attack’ and the public should not be concerned for their safety 
  • It is understood the car was moving at the time the victim was shot, police say 
  • Police are searching for the firearm involved in the shooting

A man has been shot to death in Melbourne with his body found in a bullet-ridden van on a Melbourne freeway.

The man, who police have not released information about, was found in a white van on the Eastlink freeway at Donvale about 2.20am on Saturday.

It was a ‘targeted attack’ and the public should not be concerned for their safety, Detective Acting Inspector Peter Trichias told reporters on Saturday.

‘I want to reassure the public that the shooting itself does not appear to be random, it appears to be a targeted attack,’ he said.

The man, who police have not released information about, was found in a white van on the Eastlink freeway at Donvale about 2.20am on Saturday (emergency services on scene)

Police conduct a line search at Dandenong Creek in Bayswater in search of the weapon

Police conduct a line search at Dandenong Creek in Bayswater in search of the weapon

It is understood the car was moving at the time the victim was shot.

‘A male person has been shot in his vehicle in and around the Mullum Mullum tunnel,’ he said.

But despite being confident about the victim’s identity including his age, Det Insp Trichias, would not reveal any details.

The inspector would not say whether the deceased had crime links but said there was ‘no indication’ the shooting was in retaliation for another incident.

Detectives believe it was a targeted shooting so there is no concern for the community's safety (pictured police at the scene)

Detectives believe it was a targeted shooting so there is no concern for the community’s safety (pictured police at the scene)

There were no descriptions of suspects available but they believe more than one person was involved (police at the scene)

There were no descriptions of suspects available but they believe more than one person was involved (police at the scene)

There were no descriptions of suspects available but they believe more than one person was involved.

Detectives were also combing scenes at Mooroolbark and Bayswater where two dumped cars were found which may be linked to the shooting.

The offenders were believed to have been at the Bayswater location where a car was found abandoned near a football club and may have fled through the park.

The firearm involved in the shooting has not been recovered, the detective confirmed.

The firearm involved in the shooting has not been recovered, the detective confirmed

The firearm involved in the shooting has not been recovered, the detective confirmed

 

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