Police investigate Fawkner shooting

Armed Crime Squad detectives are investigating after a man was shot in Fawkner today.

It’s believed the occupants of a Mazda SUV fired shots into a Mercedes station wagon on Box Forest Road shortly before 12pm.

The offending car fled, crashing into a fire hydrant and pole on Box Forest Road, near Sydney Road.

The occupants ran from the damaged vehicle and carjacked a nearby Ford Territory before driving off.

The carjacking victims, a female driver and child, were not physically injured during the incident.

The victim, a 30-year-old Preston man, was taken to Fawkner Police Station with gunshot wounds.

He was transported to hospital in a critical condition.

Investigators believe the shooting was a targeted attack.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, with CCTV/dash cam footage or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link

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