Homicide Squad detectives have charged two men following the fatal drive-by shooting of Ikenasio Tuivasa at a Ravenhall pool hall earlier this year.
A 26-year-old Hoppers Crossing man was arrested yesterday and subsequently charged with murder and intentionally cause serious injury.
A 26-year-old Cairnlea man was arrested this morning and has also been charged with murder and intentionally cause serious injury.
Both men will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.
Police also executed five warrants at properties in Cairnlea, Hoppers Crossing, Sunshine West, Weir Views and Robinvale as part of this investigation.
The charges follow an incident on Westwood Drive, Ravenhall on 27 February this year where 33-year-old Ikenasio Tuivasa was fatally shot.
A 24-year-old Endeavour Hills man was also shot and seriously injured during the incident.
Quotes attributable to Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill, Crime Command:
“We know that incidents such as this which involve firearms cause significant concern across the broader community.
“The indiscriminate use of illicit firearms remains a key focus for Victoria Police and we are committed to holding those involved in this type of offending to account.
“Crime Command investigators will continue to make every effort to bring justice for those impacted by any senseless act of violence.
“Information from the public is key and anyone with knowledge of those owning, using or trafficking illicit firearms can provide this to police anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au“