Horror as a lifeless body is found in a car in Melbourne: homicide detectives start an urgent investigation
- Man dead after fatal shooting in Melbourne
- Second crime scene set up 500 yards away
- Police are investigating links between four men in two vehicles
A murder investigation is underway after a man was shot in a car on a suburban street.
Police were called to Vaucluse Boulevard in Taylors Hill in Melbourne’s northwest late Sunday night and found the man in the car with gunshot wounds to his upper body.
He could not be brought back to life and died on the spot, despite desperate efforts by paramedics to save him.
An SES tent was placed over the BMW sedan that had a large bullet hole on the passenger side windshield as homicide detectives launched an investigation.
Forensic investigators examine a black BMW (pictured) in which a man was found with gunshot wounds before dying at the scene
Emergency services could not resuscitate the man in the black BMW (photo)
Vaucluse Boulevard remained cordoned off Monday as forensic officers searched the crime scene and questioned residents.
A second crime scene 500 yards away on Grange Terrace was also set up, where a white sedan with a damaged hood appears to have crashed on the one-way road.
Detectives have since learned that the BMW had followed the white Mitsubishi sedan through Taylors Hill prior to the incident.
The Mitsubishi saloon crashed into bollards blocking vehicular access between Grange Terrace and Johnston Way.
It is understood that a man got out of the Mitsubishi and confronted the male driver and passenger in the BMW before firing a shot at the car.
The passenger, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene.
Vaucluse Boulevard in Taylors Hill remained a crime scene Monday morning
Police are now trying to track down the male driver and passenger in the Mitsubishi and the BMW driver, who left the area separately.
No one else was injured.
Investigators have yet to determine the exact circumstances, but believe there is a connection between the four occupants of the two vehicles.
Shocked local residents say they have not heard anything last night and do not believe that the BMW belongs to someone on the street.
“I woke up and saw the blue light coming in through my window, but I couldn’t hear anything,” one woman told the Announce sun.
“I certainly didn’t hear anything too loud last night, no gunshots or anything. You get used to a little noise here.’
Another added: “I heard the cars whizzing by but didn’t think it would come to that.”
Victoria Police is expected to provide a further update on Monday afternoon.
Anyone who witnessed an incident or has more information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
A second crime scene 500 yards away has been set up after a Mitsubishi sedan crashed into bollards blocking vehicular access between Grange Terrace and Johnston Way.