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Shooting at Melbourne nightclub leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Shooting at Melbourne nightclub leaves 1 dead, 3 injured: One man has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting outside a popular nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne. Three security guards from the Love Machine venue and a man queuing outside were shot in the drive-by shooting outside the nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne on Sunday.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The shooting killed a security guard & three men wounded
  • The shooting took place around 3.20 am in Melbourne’s Prahran
  • Australia has some of the world’s toughest gun control laws

Drive-by shooting outside Melbourne nightclub, leaves one dead, three injured

Police said in a televised news conference in Melbourne that the Sunday’s shooting took place around 3.20 a.m. in the lively entertainment district of Melbourne’s southeastern suburb of Prahran. Three security guards and a man queuing to enter were taken to hospital with gunshot injuries.

“It would appear that shots have been discharged from a car in this area into a crowd standing outside. This is just a horrendous act. It’s a busy nightclub, one of the main nightclubs in Melbourne in one of the main entertainment precincts in Melbourne ” inspector Andrew Stamper told the media. He also confirmed that the victims were horrifically injured

One guard died in hospital, another man was in critical condition and two escaped life-threatening injuries. One guard was shot in the face, the Age newspaper said.

Police said that there is no evidence to suggest the shooting is terror-related.

No arrests have yet been made, and police have appealed for witnesses to come forward if they have seen any vehicle speeding around the club around 3 to 3:30 AM. Police also mentioned a black Porsche SUV that was later found burnt-out in the north Melbourne suburb of Wollert.

Mass shootings in Australia are rare. The country has some of the world’s toughest gun control laws adopted after 35 people were shot dead in Port Arthur, Tasmania in 1996.

A murder-suicide last year in Western Australia that killed seven members of a family was the country’s worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur case.