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The man, about whom the police did not release any information, was found in a white van on the Eastlink highway in Donvale on Saturday at 02.20 (emergency services on site)

Motorist is killed in a bullet rain in a & # 39; targeted attack & # 39; on a highway in Melbourne

  • Man found in white van on Eastlink highway on Donvale around 2.20 pm Saturday
  • It was a & # 39; targeted attack & # 39; and the public should not worry about their safety
  • It is understood that the car was moving when the victim was shot, police say
  • The police are looking for the firearm involved in the shooting
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A man was shot in Melbourne with his body found in a bulletproof van on a Melbourne highway.

The man, about whom the police did not release any information, was found in a white van on the Eastlink highway in Donvale on Saturday at 02.20.

It was a & # 39; targeted attack & # 39; and the public should not be concerned about their safety, detective inspector Peter Trichias told reporters Saturday.

& # 39; I want to reassure the public that the shooting itself does not seem arbitrary, it seems to be a targeted attack & he said.

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The man, about whom the police did not release any information, was found in a white van on the Eastlink highway in Donvale on Saturday at 02.20 (emergency services on site)

The man, about whom the police did not release any information, was found in a white van on the Eastlink highway in Donvale on Saturday at 02.20 (emergency services on site)

The police are conducting a line search on Dandenong Creek in Bayswater in search of the weapon

The police are conducting a line search on Dandenong Creek in Bayswater in search of the weapon

The police are conducting a line search on Dandenong Creek in Bayswater in search of the weapon

It is understood that the car was moving when the victim was shot.

& # 39; A male person was shot in his vehicle in and around the Mullum Mullum tunnel, & # 39; he said.

But despite the confidence in the identity of the victim, including his age, Det Insp Trichias would not reveal details.

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The inspector did not want to say whether the deceased had criminal ties, but said there was & # 39; no indication & # 39; was that the shooting was retribution for another incident.

Detectives believe it was a targeted shooting, so there is no concern for the safety of the community (police on the spot)

Detectives believe it was a targeted shooting, so there is no concern for the safety of the community (police on the spot)

Detectives believe it was a targeted shooting, so there is no concern for the safety of the community (police on the spot)

No descriptions of suspects were available, but they think that more than one person was involved (police on site)

No descriptions of suspects were available, but they think that more than one person was involved (police on site)

No descriptions of suspects were available, but they think that more than one person was involved (police on site)

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No descriptions of suspects were available, but they think that more than one person was involved.

Detectives also combed scenes in Mooroolbark and Bayswater, where two dumped cars were found that might be related to the shooting.

The perpetrators were supposed to have been at the Bayswater location where a car had been left near a football club and possibly fled through the park.

The firearm involved in the shooting was not recovered, the detective confirmed.

The firearm involved in the shooting was not recovered, the detective confirmed

The firearm involved in the shooting was not recovered, the detective confirmed

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The firearm involved in the shooting was not recovered, the detective confirmed

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