Cops Investigate Victorian Man Shot In Neck Driving To Work
Armed Crime Squad detectives are appealing for information following what is believed to be a random shooting in Taylors Lakes last week.
Investigators have been told that a man was driving to work with colleagues when they noticed another car speed up and drive alongside them, city-bound on the Melton Highway, on Monday 22 January about 1.30am.
At the time they believed the occupants of the other car, a 4-door silver sedan, were trying to get them to stop but were concerned they might try to steal their car, so continued to drive.
The offending driver was said to have his arm out the window and appeared to be yelling and swearing.
A short time later one of the passengers in the victim’s car noticed what appeared to be a firearm appear out of the window of the other car and heard a number of shots fired.
One of the shots penetrated the rear window and pierced the driver’s headrest before hitting the driver behind the left ear causing a sharp pain.
The victim, a 25-year-old man, was extremely lucky as the bullet didn’t break the skin however caused an abrasion, bruising and swelling behind the ear.
The Kurunjang man and his colleagues continued onto work in shock before raising the alarm and reporting the incident to police.
Detectives are continuing the investigation and appealing for information and have released vision of both cars travelling on the Melton Highway in the hope someone with information will come forward.
They are also appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time and has dash cam vision.
The silver sedan involved is described as having at least three people on board at the time of the incident.
Investigators are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.