Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Two men fighting for life after shooting outside Melbourne nightclub

Two men fighting for life after shooting outside Melbourne nightclub

A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted "horrific injuries" that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related. The auto was later found burnt out.

Australian media reported that the shooter, who is believed to be on the run, apparently fired from a vehicle as it was passing by the Love Machine nightclub, which was hosting a night for "old school groovers". For some of you it was a night out, the rest of the Love Machine family lost a attractive soul today. The vehicle then left the area via Chapel Street.

Police were expected to provide updates later Sunday.

Bloodstained clothing was left lying in the middle of a road alongside bullet casings outside the entrance of the second storey Love Machine nightclub.

Seven's Sunday Sunrise spoke with a security guard at the club who said he had no idea there had been a shooting outside and there was no panic inside the venue, which was still operating.

One woman posted to social media to let her family and friends know she was safe after she witnessed the shooting.

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Police are urging people to avoid the area and ask anyone with information or footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

"It's scary because it's right on your doorstep - it could have happened to one of us".

The Victoria Police said in a statement that the incident occurred in Melbourne's Prahran district.

Edie first heard about the shooting on the morning news and called on tougher gun laws.

Executive Officer of SIFA, Rod Drew, said it is high time that every candidate must express their commitment to the safety of Australian community.

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