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Teens targeted in fatal hit-and-run: cops

Assignment Freelance Picture A boy has died at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne. Picture: 9News.
A boy has died at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne. Picture: 9News.

Homicide detectives are investigating whether a suspected hit-and-run that killed a teenage boy was deliberate.

Emergency services were called to Chichester Dr, Taylors Lakes about 6.55pm on Monday after a teenage boy was found injured in the street.

The 16-year-old Keilor Downs boy was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Assignment Freelance Picture A boy has died at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne. Picture: 9News.
A boy has died at Taylors Lakes in Melbourne. Picture: 9News.

Two other boys, a 16-year-old from Melton and 15-year-old from Keilor Downs, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the boys may have been targeted and deliberately struck by a car, which fled the scene.

Homicide Squad detectives, along with the Major Collision Investigation Unit, are working to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

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