Police have searched a Melbourne lake for handguns believed to have been used in the daylight shooting of a Bandidos bikie gang member.
Bandidos enforcer Toby Mitchell, 37, was shot several times in the hip and back in a shopping centre carpark near the Bandidos clubhouse on November 28, 2011, but survived after spending weeks in hospital.
A burnt-out car, which police believe was stolen and used in the shooters' getaway, was found beside a lake in Parkville.
Acting Inspector Shaun Bingham from Victoria Police's Purana task force, which investigates underworld gang violence, returned to the scene more than five months after the shooting.
He said divers searched the lake in hopes of finding two guns and other evidence, but as darkness fell on Monday night there was no sign they had been successful.
'We still have outstanding firearms in relation to the incident and clothing we think we might be able to recover from here or subsequent searches we have planned in the coming weeks,' he told reporters.
The lake had not been a priority in the early stages of the investigation, but recent inquiries had led police back to the scene of the dumped car, he said.
Police are talking to several people of interest but have not yet identified any suspects in the shooting.
'There's also a number of people that we believe are yet to come forward who have information that's relevant to the offence and in fact could be vital in our investigation.'