Echo appeal for information year on from Rebels clubhouse shooting

Echo Taskforce detectives are today releasing CCTV and appealing for information on the one year anniversary of a shooting at the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) clubhouse in Sunshine West.

A 30-year-old Roxburgh Park man self-presented to a hospital in Footscray with a gunshot wound to his lower body shortly before 8pm on Tuesday, 16 May 2023.

He was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the shooting likely occurred at the Rebels OMCG clubhouse on Fairbairn Road in Sunshine West around 7.30pm.

Detectives are today releasing CCTV from the night and encourage anyone with any information about the incident or who was involved to come forward and speak to police.

At around 6.45pm, a vehicle arrives and appears to canvass the area.

The same vehicle returns just before 7.30pm, and shortly after, a number of offenders can be seen on the CCTV being chased from the clubhouse back towards that vehicle.

A man fires a shot in the direction of the victim while he’s running back towards the car.

In the second clip, three men are captured on another camera running back to the vehicle, before fleeing the scene at a fast rate of speed.

Investigators are considering the possibility the shooting is result of a rivalry between outlaw motorcycle gangs or perhaps an internal dispute within the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang.

Investigations into the incident remain ongoing but at this time it is believed to be a targeted attack.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has CCTV, dashcam footage or any other information that can assist police with their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

Quotes attributable to Detective Acting Inspector Ash Ryan, Echo Taskforce:

“Over the past year, detectives have followed up a number of avenues of enquiry in relation to this shooting and we are hopeful that with the release of the CCTV and images, we will have more people come forward with information.

“Investigators still believe it was a targeted incident, but we are keen to speak to anyone who has knowledge of those involved and what the motivation for the shooting might have been – whether that be a result of a rivalry between clubs, or an inhouse dispute within the Rebels OMCG.

“We’re also keen to speak to anyone who might be able to identify the vehicle or has information on its current location.

“Any indiscriminate use of a firearm in this manner is concerning for police and we will do absolutely everything in our power to bring those involved before the court.”

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