JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

No link between cyclist shooting, bloody feuds: police

Date

Paul Millar

Police do not believe the targeted shooting of a cyclist in Jacana is linked to a bloody feud between warring gang families in Melbourne's north.

A 27-year-old man is in a stable condition after being shot twice while riding his bike along Lorraine Crescent just after 8.30pm on Saturday.

Jacana and neighbouring suburbs were the setting for a series of shootouts in the middle of last year.

However, while police said nothing had been ruled out, they have not established a link between the latest shooting and a series of tit-for-tat incidents in June last year.

Detective Sergeant Mark Chapman, from the Armed Crime Taskforce, said he was "fairly confident it is not a random shooting".

"But it does look as if it is a one-off, but we're not discounting anything," he said.

"We know that there has been a lot of activity in that part of town (in the past)."

He said the victim, who is known to police, would be interviewed when he was well enough.

He is recovered from gunshot wounds to the leg and groin.

Police are keen to speak to a man who was seen in the immediate area before the cyclist was shot, they have yet to determine whether he is a potential witness or the gunman.

twitter Follow The Age on Twitter @The Age

Featured advertisers

Special offers

Credit card, savings and loan rates by Mozo