Police firearm discharged at Clayton

A police firearm has been discharged after a vehicle was intercepted following an aggravated burglary in Oakleigh East last night.

Officers were called to an address in Franklyn Street about 11pm after reports that six men armed with knives and a longarm firearm had forced their way into a residence and assaulted two men in their 20s.

The offenders then got into two vehicles and left the scene.

Officers en route to the incident noticed one of the cars, a silver Holden Commodore, leaving Franklyn Street and heading along Keith Street.

The car was pursued and intercepted on North Road, Clayton near Beleura Grove.

Police approached the vehicle and managed to arrest a male passenger in the front seat without incident.

The driver refused to comply with police instructions and was seen attempting to access under his seat.

A firearm was discharged by members and the driver exited the vehicle and ran from the scene.

The area was patrolled but police were unable to locate him.

No one was injured during the intercept and the male passenger is currently assisting police with their enquires.

The two occupants of the house were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Local detectives continue to investigate the incident with oversight by Professional Standards Command, as per protocol when a police firearm is discharged.

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

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