A Drive-by shooting outside Australia nightclub
One killed and three injured
In the midst of a spate of gun violence in Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne one person was killed and three others were injured after a gunman fired at a group of people outside a popular nightclub on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Aaron Khalid Osmani, a security guard at the nightclub. The injured were admitted to a hospital and are undergoing treatment. A murder-suicide last year which left seven members of a family dead was the country’s worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur attack
As per eyewitness Sandra she just saw a car rolling up and then heard the sound of ‘pow, pow, pow, pow’ — four times they shot,” People were all lining up to get inside the club and suddenly they started screaming and yelling, ‘Oh my god, oh my god’. When the car left, it ran into the people on the ground. It was horrific, it was so horrible. She couldn’t sleep,” Sandra told the media reporters
According to the police the car which was used in the shooting was later found burnt. No information regarding the perpetrator has been released yet. However, a police spokeswoman told the media that the shooting was not believed to be linked to terrorism. Investigators were probing links to motorcycle gangs, The Age newspaper in Melbourne reported.
The latest incident came following a spate of shootings in Melbourne in March that left five people dead in four separate incidents. Two of the incidents were believed to be gang-related. Mass shootings are rare in Australia, which has strict firearms laws introduced in 1996 after 35 people were killed by a gunman in Port Arthur. A murder-suicide last year which left seven members of a family dead was the country’s worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur attack.
Report by: K.V.Raman
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