Man runs for his life in hail of bullets outside Melbourne home

Terrifying CCTV footage of two shootings at a Melbourne home has been released by police in a bid for new details to solve the case.

In what police are calling targeted incidents, one man can be seen running for his life outside a property in Reservoir, in Melbourne’s north, as a hail of bullets are sent in his direction.

Victoria Police are currently investigating if the incidents have any links to outlaw motorcycle gangs and those with ties to Middle Eastern organised crime.

In the first clip, a gunman approaches a property in Bray Street armed with what police believe is a handgun before firing five shots into the home and two parked cars about 12.50am on June 4.

The gunman kicks the door of the property while firing several bullets at the home. Source: Victoria Police

The gunman, wearing a distinctive vest and what appears to be a portable radio on his right shoulder, fires into the front door before kicking it and making demands for someone to come out.

He then leaves the scene in a vehicle waiting in the street.

Police say four people were sleeping inside the property, but none were injured.

The offender is described as having a medium build while wearing trainers, track pants and a balaclava during the incident.

The second clip shows a 20-year-old man running for safety after a gunman opened fire on him in the early hours of June 8.

The gunman can be seen firing bullets just metres from the target at the Reservoir address. Source: Victoria Police
The man sprints across the front yard as the Porsche flees the scene. Source: Victoria Police

The man had approached a black Porsche SUV about 1.30am in his street before fleeing from the vehicle when a shooter began firing at him.

The gunman shot at his target several times from just metres away as he sprints across the front yard of the property.

The SUV then sped off before the Reservoir man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle was later found in Brunswick East about 1.55am.

‘We don’t want anyone else to get hurt’

State Anti-Gangs Division Detective Superintendent Peter Brigham revealed his concern over the two incidents.

“We understand that people in the community feel concerned following reports of shootings played out in public,” Det Supt Brigham said.

“I want to reassure the community that police and our division are working hard to investigate this incident and hold those responsible to account.”

He said the footage was “confronting” yet hoped it would trigger a response from the public.

“The people involved in this have friends, they have relatives, someone knows who is responsible and I’m urging those people to come forward – we don’t want anyone else to get hurt,” Det Supt Brigham said.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report.

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