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Police appeal for information in pastry shop shoot...

Police appeal for information in pastry shop shooting

Victoria Police are appealing for information and public assistance as part of their investigation into the drive-by shooting of a pastry shop in Melbourne last year.

Police were called after a person heard gunshots near the intersection of Cheddar Road and Broadway in Reservoir just after 12.30am on July 12, 2020.

Attending police found bullet holes in the front window of the property.

A 52-year-old Reservoir man who was inside the property at the time was not injured.

It’s believed the weapon used was an assault rifle, with one of the shots fired subsequently travelling through and entering a neighbouring property.

Echo Taskforce Detective Inspector Graham Banks said the incident was particularly concerning given the high-powered weapon involved.

“It’s really only luck that has prevented anyone in the vicinity being killed or seriously injured,” he said.

“Over the past 17 months, detectives have followed up a number of avenues of enquiry in relation to this shooting and we are hopeful that with the release of the CCTV and images, we will have more people come forward with information.

“Investigators still believe it was a targeted incident, but we are keen to speak to anyone who has knowledge of those involved and what the motivation for the shooting might have been.”

Despite a significant investigation since the incident, no-one has been charged in relation to the matter.

They are also looking at any connection between a number of other firearms incidents in the northern suburbs around the same time.

Detectives have released CCTV of a car they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries, as well as an image of the semi-automatic rifle believed to have fired the shots.

They are also releasing a digital composite image of a male they believe may be able to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who recognises the vehicle or has information regarding the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au. 


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