Drive-by shooting leaves father dead, one man injured
A drive-by shooting has left a 33-year-old father dead and another man injured in Melbourne's west overnight.
Police are investigating the motive behind the shooting which killed the Deer Park man and left a 24-year-old Williams Landing man in hospital.
"We've looked into the deceased's criminal background, very little is there and certainly nothing to suggest anything he has been involved with would lead to this," Detective Sargent Simon Quinnell said.
"He was a family man and certainly someone who you wouldn't expect this to occur to."
Four shots were fired from a moving car outside the All Star pool hall in Westwood Drive, Ravenhall about midnight.
Two people are believed to have been in the offending vehicle.
The deceased victim was driven to hospital by family but was unable to be saved.
Det Sgt Quinnell said the man's family were distressed by the incident.
"They're obviously upset and they're finding it difficult to explain why a night out has ended in such a tragedy," he said.
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Investigators do not believe there is a link between the victims and shooters.
Officers are investigating whether the offenders were targeting the group rather than the now deceased father.
"There is no information at this stage to indicate this is a random attack," Det Sgt Quinnell said.
Police are canvassing the area for CCTV footage and have spoken to several witnesses.
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A crime scene has been established at the pool hall with investigators closely inspecting a black Ford Focus understood to belong to the murder victim.
Det Sgt Quinnell said investigators had "solid information" about the appearance of the gunman but asked any and all witnesses to come forward.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Anybody with information is urged to contactCrime Stopperson 1800 333 000.