Shot fired at police in Dandenong North, pair arrested

March 7, 2017 3:56pm

Gunman on the run in Melbourne00:07:06

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Gunman on the run in Melbourne

A MAN remains on the run after a shot was fired at police in Melbourne’s southeast yesterday morning.

Two men and a woman have were arrested after the shooting in Dandenong North yesterday morning.

Police are still searching for another man following the shooting in Stud Rd at 9am.

The shooting happened after police tried to intercept a vehicle.

The car did not stop so police returned to an address where the car had been seen earlier.

When they approached, two men ran from a property and police gave chase on foot.

“The men were entering a block of units when a firearm was discharged towards police,” a Victoria Police spokesman said.

Heavily armed police move on a block of units. Vision courtesy 9 News Melbourne

“No one was injured.”

The area was cordoned off and a number of other police units, including the critical incident response team and the dog squad, were called in.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man, a 44-year-old man and a woman.

Two other women at the property are helping police with the investigation.

“Police are still searching for one man in relation to the shooting,” the spokesman said.

“It is not known if the man is armed or was in the vehicle which police attempted to intercept.”

The three arrested are being interviewed.

Police Association secretary Wayne Gatt said instances where police are shot at are happening “far too frequently”.

“Today’s incident at Dandenong is the second time police have been shot at in as many weeks,” Mr Gatt said.

“We need to urgently look at ways to reduce this alarming trend. This is where our courts have an important role to play.

“Our members, and the community they serve, need to feel confident the they’ll be supported by the courts by imposing sentences on those responsible that reflect the seriousness of these crime.”

Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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