A member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club has been wounded in a hail of gunfire in Melbourne’s east.
The victim was sitting in his vehicle in Bourke St, Bulleen, when at least 10 shots were fired in an ambush late on Thursday night. Police responding to reports of shots being fired found the victim at the scene about 10.30pm.
He remained in hospital last night after suffering serious injuries to the head and torso. Detectives from the Echo taskforce are investigating the attack, which is believed to be targeted. They are examining whether the man was speaking to people shortly before the gunfire erupted.
The Mongols recently made a high-profile recruitment when former Bandido strongman Toby Mitchell signed on. It is unclear why the man at Bulleen was shot. But the Mongols were the suspected target of two botched hits by the Comanchero outfit in recent years.
Muhamed Yucel was shot dead in Keysborough and Zabi Ezedyar died at Narre Warren in attacks police later said may have been the handiwork of Comancheros, who did not kill the intended Mongol victims.
The shooting was the second related to bikies in Melbourne recently.
On July 10, senior Finks member Sione Hokafonu suffered a wound to the foot in a mystery late-night incident at Narre Warren. Mr Hokafonu took himself to hospital but was later unable to help police with their inquiries.
Source: The West