Police appeal for help after man's sinister act outside Melbourne home

CCTV has been released showing a man turning off power to the house before firing shots at the home.

Police have released CCTV footage after a man fired bullets at a home in Melbourne, leaving the family fearing for their lives.

According to Victoria Police, the unknown man attended the property on Interlakes Parade in Rosanna last year on December 21, turning off the home's power at about 9.20pm.

The father and husband of the house then went outside to see what the fuss was about and was faced with the man when trying to switch the power back on.

A photo of Masha from the home which was shot at, and CCTV of the man outside the Melbourne home.
A family are still traumatised after a man fired shots at their Melbourne home. Source: 9 News/Victoria Police

The intruder fired two shots from his handgun and escaped on foot. More than a month after the incident, the family are still traumatised with the man still on the run.

"The door has two bullet holes," wife and mother, Masha told 9 News. "My husband was scared and worried for me because I was pregnant and it was a horrible situation."

"My daughter was crying. I was confused and we are scared they are going to come again. I don't feel safe. Every night and every day, I think someone is coming back again. When I go outside or drive I feel like I am going to be followed. It has affected us."

Victoria Police appeal for help to find gunman

Detective Acting Sergeant Mathew McKenzie said the shots “narrowly missed the victim" and he was able to “run back inside and call police”. Luckily, nobody was injured. He believes the man turned off the power to lure the occupant out of the house. Police think the same man attended the property 24 hours earlier and turned off the power, but no one was home.

Investigators believe the man wasn't trying to target the family, and suspect it was a case of mistaken identity, 9 News reports.

Police are still on the lookout for the man and have released CCTV and an image of him to the public.

He is described as having a medium build and was wearing a hi-vis jacket, glasses and a hat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam/CCTV footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.

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