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New CCTV footage has been released as detectives investigate the shooting of a senior members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang last year. A 29-year-old Sebastopol man was dropped at a Ballarat hospital about 1.20am on October 1, 2023, with non life threatening injuries to his upper body.  Picture: NCA NewsWire handout
New CCTV footage has been released as detectives investigate the shooting of a senior members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang last year. A 29-year-old Sebastopol man was dropped at a Ballarat hospital about 1.20am on October 1, 2023, with non life threatening injuries to his upper body. Picture: NCA NewsWire handout

New CCTV footage has been released as detectives investigate the shooting of a senior member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in Ballarat last year.

A 29-year-old Sebastopol man was dropped at a Ballarat hospital about 1.20am on October 1, 2023, with non life threatening injuries to his upper body.

It’s believed he was shot around the Bandidos clubhouse on Greenbank Court in Delacome, however, the exact circumstances around the shooting are yet to be determined.

New CCTV footage has been released as detectives investigate the shooting of a senior members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang last year. A 29-year-old Sebastopol man was dropped at a Ballarat hospital about 1.20am on October 1, 2023, with non life threatening injuries to his upper body.  Picture: NCA NewsWire handout
Detectives are investigating the shooting of a senior member of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang last year. A white Holden Commodore is believed to be linked to the shooting. Picture: NCA NewsWire handout

Investigators believe it was a targeted attack, as Detective Inspector Mick Daly said the incident “could have resulted in the death of a man”.

“We say it often that only centimetres will sometimes decide if someone lives or dies when illicit firearms are involved,” he said.

“We believe it was targeted at the victim, however we are still working through whether this was as a result of an internal dispute within the Bandidos or some kind of disagreement with another club.”

The shooting took place on a weekend the Bandidos OMCG were in Ballarat for their national run.

CCTV footage has been released showing a white Holden Commodore police believe is linked to the shooting in hopes someone will recognise the vehicle and come forward.

“There will be people out there who know the reason for the shooting and if they don’t know who was directly involved, then they will have their suspicions,” Inspector Daly said.

“We are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have information about the vehicle believed to be involved, including who may own it and its current whereabouts.”

Inspector Daly said police are “keen” to speak to anyone with information, reminding the public that information can be provided anonymously.

“This shooting was a reckless incident with seemingly no regard for the safety of anyone else, and we’re lucky more people weren’t impacted.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au