Police release vehicle footage after Reservoir shootings

Echo Taskforce detectives are today releasing CCTV of a vehicle as part of their investigation into two shootings at the same Reservoir property last month.

In the first incident on Tuesday 4 June a gunman approached a property in Bray Street about 12.50am, armed with what is believed to be a handgun.

He then fired five shots into the home and two parked cars, before kicking the front door and making demands for the occupants to come out.

The man then left the scene in a vehicle that had been waiting in the street.

Four people who were home asleep at the time of the incident were not injured.

At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a distinctive vest.

Police have since been able to confirm it was a ballistic vest, however it was being worn back to front at the time of the shooting.

The man is described as having a thin build and along with the vest, was wearing runners, track pants, hooded windcheater and balaclava ant the time of the incident.

Investigators are today re-releasing images of the man in the hope someone can identify him.

On Wednesday, 5 June emergency services were called to the same address on Bray Street following reports a vehicle had been set alight shortly after 4am.

The vehicle, a white Hyundai i30, was linked to one of the residents at the property where the shooting had occurred the day before.

CCTV footage from the street shows a white vehicle, believed to be a Toyota Corolla, leaving the scene of the fire.

Detectives are today releasing CCTV of that white vehicle in the hope someone can provide information about the owner of the car, the occupants that night, or its current location.

Police have no reports of a white Toyota Corolla being burnt out over the past seven weeks since the shooting, and so it may possibly still be being used.

The second shooting occurred at the same residence on Bray Street two days after the fire on Saturday 8 June.

The 20-year-old male victim walked out of his home to meet up with someone in the street about 1.30am.

He approached a black coloured Porsche SUV that had pulled up in the street before a man jumped out of the car, firing shots.

The man then continued firing the gun towards the victim as he ran for cover back towards his home.

The Porsche SUV speed off from the scene and was later located burnt out in Mitchell Street in Brunswick East about 1.55am.

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his leg.

Detectives believe that both shootings were targeted attacks and are appealing for anyone who recognises the man shown in the images or with other information about the shootings to come forward.

The investigation into the shootings remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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