A guard who survived a fatal drive-by-shooting revealed that he had anticipated the attack.
James Tu & itufu, 50, was shot while working at the popular Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne, at 3:20 pm on April 14.
Prior to the shooting, Mr. Tu & itufu said he feared the nightclub would be a target and had talked to his colleague and friend, Aaron Khalid Osmani, about leaving the job.
& # 39; We knew this was going to happen. It was just a matter of time, & he said Seven news.
Osmani, 37, was shot in the face during the shocking attack and died later that same day.
Patron Richard Arow, 28, who was waiting in line with a group of friends outside the club, was also killed in the bullet rain and died the following Friday.
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James Tu & itufu (photo) was shot in the background during the attack at the popular Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne
Aaron Khalid Osmani, 37, (photo) died of his injuries in the hospital
Mr. Tu & itufu cried when he spoke to 7News about Mr. Osmani's death.
& # 39; It's hard for us to lose a good man. He was my friend. I tried to save him, & he said.
The father of three said he saw the Porsche shooting when he approached the club, and tried to warn Mr. Osmani to get out of the way.
After he was shot in the background, Mr. Tu gathered all his strength and tried to revive his friend – but tragically, there was & # 39; nothing & # 39; that he could do that.
Mr Arow (photo) waited in line with a group of friends outside of Love Machine when he and three others were hit by the bullets
The 50-year-old said he had expected the fatal shooting and claimed that tensions had occurred in the preceding weeks.
"I beg him to leave the club, we knew this would happen, we both know, it's a matter of time," he said, referring to Mr. Osmani.
Mr. Tu & # 39; itufu said that he was grateful that he still had a chance to live, but that he really missed his & # 39; & # 39; he had not been so lucky.
Richard Arow (pictured with his girlfriend Rebekah Spinks) died in the hospital after the ill-fated drive-by shots in the popular nightclub
The forensic police were at the popular Love Machine nightclub on Sunday morning
Mr. Osmani has been remembered as a & # 39; beautiful soul & # 39 ;.
& # 39; My heart is broken … you were the most kind-hearted soul I have met since I started working at Love Machine & # 39 ;, a female colleague wrote online.
& # 39; The most modest security officer I have ever had to call a friend. & # 39;
& # 39; You were everything to me. I am broken that you are gone, & another one said.
Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Tess Walsh said that Mr Arow was an innocent man who was hit by the shooting.
Jay Bell, Mr. Arow's friend, posted a heart-pounding tribute to Facebook on Saturday after the 28-year-old's death was confirmed.
& # 39; Words will never be enough. Remember that you have reached the top with the great man himself, nan and Moses, simply resting Big Bro, & Mr. 39 said.
Chelsea FC fan friend Anthony Morello wrote on social media on Monday: & # 39; Our friend was innocently in the wrong place at the wrong time.
& # 39; Your million-dollar smile and warm energy was so contagious and would illuminate any room you encountered.
The Love Machine was full of patrons
& # 39; One of the nicest and most cheerful guys I have met … You will be missed by many and will be remembered forever as someone with a big beautiful heart. & # 39;
There have since been claims that the murderer has shot the men as revenge for refusing access to the site.
It is clear that the police are investigating whether a man who was refused entry to the nightclub twice after being removed from the site was involved in the double murder.
The patron was evicted about a month ago after the staff saw him acting aggressively, The Herald Sun reported.
Once outside the nightclub, it is assumed that the man was wrapped in a scrap metal before the police were called.
Two weeks later he was denied access to the club, and he was not allowed to enter last weekend when he tried to enter the room again.
It is assumed that a police investigation investigates the involvement of the man and his possible links with bike gangs.
The police are hunting two men (shown on CCTV) who are seen from a burning Porsche that is used in drive-by photography
Assistant commissioner Walsh said the police were not sure who was responsible for the shooting, but are investigating links with the Middle East and bike gangs.
& # 39; We think this is a fairly specific targeted attack, but we do not understand the motive nor the people involved with it right now & she said.
She said the Love Machine owners were very cooperative and detectives hoped they could view the CCTV from location and nearby for directions.
Gang members have reportedly caused problems at Love Machine and the nearby Lux nightclub, who have the same owner, in recent weeks.
They apparently threatened the staff, refused to pay for drinks and demanded payments from the locations where bikers, strippers and figures from the underworld are known.
The shooter drove a stolen black Porsche Cayenne four-wheel drive that was later burned in Wollert in the north of the city.
The police are hunting two men who see them running from a burning Porsche that is used in drive-by photography.
The car was set on fire in Wollert, North Melbourne after the recordings at 3 p.m. at Love Machine in Prahran on Sunday
Mr. Arow was outside the Love Machine nightclub (located the crime scene) in Prahran around 3:10 am on Sunday when four shots were fired at a stolen Porsche
The night club was still full of patrons at the time of the shooting. They left the location through a back entrance after the police found the area safe.
A security guard at the nightclub told Seven & # 39; s Sunday Sunrise that he had no idea that shooting had taken place outside and that there was no panic in the room.
Clothing and bullet casings were also distributed along the footpath outside the night club.
The Love Machine is one of Melbourne's most popular night clubs and has recently been renovated by new owners.
A Victoria police spokesman declined to comment on contact with Daily Mail Australia.