Middle Park shooting: 76-year-old man shot dead after responding to a knock on the door of his Canterbury Rd home
- 76-year-old man injured in lower body after answering door
- The alleged attacker was last seen fleeing on foot after shooting
- Victim taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
Police are searching for a suspected offender after an elderly man was shot dead while responding to a knock on his door.
The 76-year-old victim was shot in the lower body when he opened the front door of his Canterbury Road home in Middle Park at around 7.50pm on Thursday.
The elderly man replied that there was a knock on the front door of his Canterbury Road home (pictured) in Middle Park at around 7.50pm on Thursday
The 76-year-old was then shot in the lower body and later taken to hospital with alleged non-life-threatening injuries (pictured, the scene of the crime)
The assailant fled on foot and was last seen heading towards Lake Albert Park.
The 76-year-old victim was taken to hospital with suspected non-life-threatening injuries.
Blood was seen on the ground in front of the house on Friday.
Armed Crime Squad detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
The attacker fled the scene on foot and was last seen heading towards Lake Albert Park (pictured, police at the crime scene)