'She heard a bang': Gunshots fired into home while mother was feeding baby
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'She heard a bang': Gunshots fired into home while mother was feeding baby

A mother was feeding her two-week-old baby when gunshots were fired into her home in Melbourne's north, narrowly missing her head.

Authorities were called to the property at Mill Park after two shots were fired into the home around 4.30am on Monday, February 4.

The husband and wife, both 28, were home with the infant, 15 days old, at the time of the shooting. None of them were injured.

Detective Acting Sergeant Phil Crawford said the woman was shaken after the incident.

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"She heard the bang and then thought she heard something go past and hit the wall so yes, extremely terrifying," he told 3AW Radio.

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They had only just moved into the home. Police believe the shooting wasn't targeted towards the occupants of the house.

"They are upstanding members of the community, hard working. There is no reason to believe it's targeted at them."

Police are investigating the incident in Romano Avenue and are appealing for members of the public for any relevant information.

The incident comes after a series of shootings in suburban Melbourne this month.

A court has heard that last Saturday Tony Panagiotou shot dead Duane Hutchings with a sawn-off shotgun in Oakleigh East over a dispute involving DJ equipment on Gumtree.

A man was shot in the stomach in the front yard of his St Albans home yesterday morning.

Suspicious drive-by style shootings have also recently occurred in Brunswick, Cheltenham and St Kilda.

Paul is a reporter for The Age.

Simone is a breaking news reporter for The Age. Most recently she covered breaking news for The Australian in Melbourne.

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