TWO men linked to the Comanchero
bikie gang in Western Australia may have been set up when they
were shot and hospitalised in Melbourne’s northwest but they’re
nevertheless refusing to talk to Victorian cops.
The men, aged 28 and 30, were
injured on Tuesday night when at least 12 shots were fired in a
residential street in Attwood.
Those behind the shooting remain
on the run.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant
Daniel Ryan from Victoria Police’s anti-bikie task force says the
interstate victims are known to police and aren’t cooperating with
“We believe the victims were
associated to the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang in Western
Australia,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
“The victims are not cooperating
which makes it somewhat problematic.”
Police believe the men were in
Attwood for a meeting at a paddock near Lavery Place.
Detectives don’t know what that
meeting was about.
The two injured men had arrived in
a white Mercedes-Benz with two others — also from WA — about 8pm on
They left the vehicle and were
approached by two attackers who fired a number of shots at them,
Investigators believe the
assailants were last seen running towards Kenny Street.
Paramedics treated the 28-year-old
for gunshot wounds at the scene and were called 45 minutes later to
treat the 30-year-old at a nearby bottle shop.
The shooting victims remain in
hospital in a stable condition.
Police say they will look into
whether the attack was part of a set up.
“It wasn’t a random shooting it
was targeted,” Det Act Sen Sgt Ryan said.
During a line search of the area
on Wednesday police found two shell casings and a stolen white
Volkswagen Golf seen at the time of the shooting.