Armed Crime Squad detectives have located a vehicle in Epping as part of their investigation into the shooting of a man in Fawkner today.
It’s believed the occupants of a Mazda SUV fired shots into a Mercedes station wagon on Box Forest Road shortly before 12pm.
The offending car fled, crashing into a fire hydrant and pole on Box Forest Road, near Sydney Road.
The occupants ran from the damaged vehicle and carjacked a nearby Ford Territory wagon before driving off.
The Ford Territory was located in Union Street, Epping around 10pm.
The carjacking victims, a female driver and child, were not physically injured during the incident.
The victim, a 30-year-old Preston man, was taken to Fawkner Police Station with gunshot wounds.
He was transported to hospital in a critical condition.
Investigators believe the shooting was a targeted attack.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, with CCTV/dash cam footage or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link