Keilor village shooting: Underworld figure Gavin ‘Capable’ Preston shot dead in drive-by shooting at Melbourne cafe
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A major underworld figure was shot dead on Saturday morning in front of a trading village.
Melbourne crime figure Gavin “Capable” Preston has been killed in a drive-by shooting near a cafe in the village of Keilor in the city’s northwest.
Preston is believed to have been shot multiple times and another man was shot and injured.
Underworld figure Gavin “Capable” Preston was shot dead outside a care center in north-west Mebourne this morning.
Victoria Police Chief Superintendent Shane Patton said the man in his 50s was shot, and the other man was believed to have been hit in the stomach.
An underworld source told the Sunday Age‘they put a clip on it’.
Police, including SWAT teams and emergency responders, cordoned off the village of Keilor after underworld figure Gavin “Capable” Preston was shot and killed in a car.
Preston, one of Melbourne’s most violent gang figures, was released from prison in April after spending 11 years behind bars for the death of drug dealer Adam Khoury, who was shot dead in 2012.
Preston was also involved in a series of shootings that year after another drug dealer was also injured.
Preston, who was “known” as capable because he was “capable of anything”, has a long record of violent offenses, including armed robbery and use of weapons, dating back to the age of 18 years.
Police and underworld figures had been on alert since Preston’s release.
The 50-year-old criminal was suspected of being involved in the death of former biker Toby Mitchell and allegedly plotted to kill Mick Gatto.