One dead after Australia shooting outside nightclub

One dead after Australia shooting outside nightclub

Police have said "no stone will be left unturned" in the investigation of a drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub, that has left one man dead and another in a life-threatening condition.

"Investigators believe multiple people were shot outside a nightclub near Little Chapel Street and Malvern Road about 3:20 am", the Victoria Police was quoted as saying by AFP in a PTI report.

Two other men, aged 29 and 50, were also shot and have been taken to hospital with what police have described as non-life-threatening injuries. Among the four people who were hospitalized, two were in a critical condition.

The report also mentioned that a black Porche SUV seen leaving the area and later found burnt out at a nearby place is now being investigated to identify any links with the shooting. The vehicle was later found burnt out.

People have been urged to avoid the area and that anyone with information or footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

It's understood at least one man, believed to be a security guard, was shot in the face.

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Police are expected to investigate links to an outlaw bikie gang which has made extortion attempts on the nightclub, The Age reported.

"These things are still incredibly rare and there's nothing to indicate at the moment that this is part of a broader agenda", said Andrew Stamper of Victoria state police. "For some of you it was a night out, the rest of the Love Machine family lost a attractive soul today", he wrote.

Their focus was on bloodstained clothing left lying in the middle of the road alongside bullet casings outside the entrance of the second storey nightclub.

"The exact circumstances are still being established", the cops told the media.

"It's scary because it's right on your doorstep - it could have happened to one of us".

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