CCTV released as part of investigation into shooting in Altona North

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have released CCTV footage as part of their investigation into a series of incidents last year culminating in a man being shot in Altona North.

A 50-year-old Altona North man left his property on Fourth Avenue shortly before 7.40pm on Sunday, October 15.

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating and have today released CCTV from the shooting, as well as footage of the Pajero driving through an intersection on Blackshaws Road in Altona.

Footage is also being released of the car fire in Reservoir, which shows what’s believed to be a white Mercedes leaving the scene.

Police believe the offenders for the shooting and fire were travelling in this vehicle.

It’s not known how many people in total were involved in the incidents on the night or if those people were also responsible for the vehicle and number plate thefts in the south-east suburbs.

Police have also determined the Pajero travelled from the south eastern suburbs into metropolitan Melbourne on October 10.

Detectives are treating the shooting as targeted, however believe it may be a case of mistaken identity.

They are keen to speak to anyone who has knowledge of the shooting in Altona North, the car fire in Reservoir or the thefts in Ferntree Gully or Berwick.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at