Melbourne shooting: Teen is shot while sleeping inside his Endeavour Hills home
- Shots fired into home, hitting boy, 17
- Other family members escaped uninjured
- Second shooting in Melbourne’s south-east since Sunday
An urgent manhunt for a gunman is underway after a teenage boy was shot while asleep inside his home in Melbourne‘s south-east.
Emergency services were called to a Janmara Court home in Endeavour Hills around 1.20am on Wednesday following reports of a shooting.
Detectives believe a number of shots were fired from the road or footpath into a bedroom window of a home, injuring the teen while he was asleep.
It’s understood he suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder
The 17-year-old boy was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in a stable condition with suspected non-life-threatening injuries.
A quiet suburban street in Melbourne’s south-east remains blocked off on Wednesday morning
The latest shooting in Endeavour Hills was the second within three days in Melbourne’s south–east after shots were fired into two Dandenong homes on Sunday night
Other family members inside the home at the time escaped uninjured.
Shocked neighbours told the Today show they were woken by the sound of gunfire.
The street has been cordoned off as Major Crime Scene Unit detectives scour the crime scene and investigate why the home was targeted.
No arrests have been made.
Two nights earlier, a terrified family was forced to shelter in a bedroom after multiple shots were fired into their unit in nearby Dandenong.
Janmara Court in Endeavour Hills remained a crime scene on Wednesday morning
Forensic officers were scene in the street examining evidence in a driveway
Baryalai Rahmanzai was home with his three young children and pregnant wife when shots were fired into their Burrows Avenue home on late Sunday night.
‘They were very scared. I told them don’t go tomorrow to school because they [were] just crying that night,’ Rahmanzai told Nine News.
Shots were also fired at a neighbouring unit, hitting doors and a car.
Anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage about either shooting urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Detectives are investigating as to why the Endeavour Hills home was targeted