A police van drives past the scene.
Picture: Tim Carrafa
The man, who locals say was well known in the
area, goaded a large group of the Finks gang at an Oakleigh cafe
on Tuesday afternoon.
After a verbal altercation he pulled out a
sawn-off shotgun from his car, firing twice in the air and
hitting the shop's awning.
He then sped off in what police believe was a
1986 white Holden Calais sedan.
He was with a female passenger and young
It is believed the man was called to the area
and deliberately targeted the gang of up to 30 bikies, who had
stopped at the Eaton St cafe on Tuesday afternoon after
attending a nearby funeral.
One witness, who did not want to be named,
said the man was screaming at the gang: "This is my territory,
the Greeks run Oakleigh."
Shotgun damage to the awning of
an Oakleigh cafe. Picture: Tim Carrafa
She said the man had performed a burnout
outside the cafe to get the bikies' attention, then started
screaming at them.
His female passenger was also hurling abuse at
No one was hurt in the incident.
Following the shooting the Finks members
stayed at the restaurant for more than an hour and even helped
reassure frightened shoppers.