Police investigate Tarneit shooting involving 3 Indians

Photo- Victoria Police
MELBOURNE, 20 March 2024:  Detectives from Victoria Police’s  Armed Crime Squad are investigating following an incident in Tarneit last night, where it appears three men of Indian origin were injured. The shootings seem to be targeted involving two groups.
A resident in the area told South Asia Times (SAT), they heard the incident probably took place in a McDonalds carpark in Tarneit. Unconfirmed information indicates the incident could be related to real estate.
Police were initially called to Friendship Place shortly before 11.50pm on Tuesday, 19 March following reports of gunshots. A search of the immediate area was conducted, however no one could be located. A short time later, police received reports of a man with what was believed to be gunshot wounds to his upper body at a business on Derrimut Road in Tarneit. The 23-year-old Truganina man was subsequently was in hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Later, emergency services were then called just after 1am this morning to an address on Tarneit Road in Tarneit. Paramedics treated a 25-year-old Tarneit man for a hand injury and he was also conveyed to hospital. A 28-year-old Tarneit man then self presented to a Melbourne hospital just before 3am with an arm injury. Police believe both of these men were involved in the previous incident on Friendship Place.

A Victoria Police media release says, ” At this time, police believe an altercation took place between two groups however the exact circumstances in relation to the shooting are still being determined. Detectives are treating the incident as targeted and the parties involved are known to each other. The investigation remains ongoing and anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to come forward.

Police are also keen to speak to anyone who may have been travelling through the area and has dash-cam footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

By SAT News Desk

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