Carrum Downs shooting investigated

Car crash: Detectives inspect a car which was allegedly used to hit a man in Carrum Downs after a shooting incident. Pictures: Gary Sissons

AN investigation is underway after a gun was fired in a Carrum Downs street last week.

Police have been told that a man walking along Cadles Road was approached by a person with a gun, who then fired a shot at him. The man was not hit, but was then run into by a driver in a stolen black Ford.

The alleged incident happened just after 8am, 16 February.

The occupants of the stolen Ford abandoned the car after crashing it. Along with the person who fired the gun, they jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. Police believe that they escaped in a silver Toyota Camry.

As of 18 February, no arrests have been made.

The man who was shot at, a 25-year-old Langwarrin resident, was taken to  the Alfred Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He is in a serious but stable condition.

A police statement said that “Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses” who can help them with their investigation.

“Investigators believe the vehicles may have been in the area in the lead-up to the incident and are appealing to anyone who may have seen them to come forward,” the statement read. “Detectives are investigating whether parties are known to each other.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000. Witnesses can submit a confidential report online at

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone New – 19 February 2020

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