The woman is taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound while the shooter fleeing in Melbourne's fashionable suburb
- 44-year-old woman taken to hospital with life-threatening leg injuries
- The police must still establish the exact circumstances behind the incident today
- Filming went in one direction in Richmond, just 4.9km from Melbourne CBD
Andrew Prentice for Daily Mail Australia
A woman is recovering in the hospital after a shooting in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon.
The woman was walking down Leeds Street in the suburb of Richmond, a city in central Melbourne, when she was shot in the back of her leg.
The alleged gunman is still on the loose with officers who appeal to the public with any information that could lead to his arrest.
A woman was shot in the leg in the modern suburb of Richmond, just outside the city of Melbourne, today.
After the arrival of the police at the scene of the crime, a 44-year-old woman was found with injuries that did not endanger the life of her leg, a Victoria Police spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.
Then they took her to the Alfred Hospital, where she is in stable condition.
The police must still establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident with the investigation in progress.
Richmond's mother, Nyariak Deng, was picking up her son from the nursery when he heard what she thought was gunfire.
"It was really loud," he said.
& # 39; I heard the bullet. I was very scared. & # 39;
A 44-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after she was shot in the leg in Melbourne today
Local resident James Meikle said he heard some loud noises on Leeds Street.
"It's a little weird, many crimes are committed in the area, but they never shoot," he said.
"Automatically I thought it was related to the commission (housing) floors."
Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or send a confidential report online to crimestoppersvic.com.au