Shooting at Australian nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

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Two people are fighting for their lives after a shooting outside a nightclub in Melbourne.

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Two men were in hospital in critical condition, police said, while two other men had non-life-threatening injuries.

10 News First confirmed a 37-year-old security guard from Narre Warren South suffered life-threatening injuries but has since died in hospital.

A police spokeswoman said the shooting was not believed to be linked to terrorism. "It's a busy nightclub, one of the main nightclubs in Melbourne in one of the main entertainment precincts in Melbourne".

Links to outlaw motorcycle gangs and Middle Eastern organised crime groups are being examined as part of the "thorough" investigation into the shooting.

'They didn't care who they shot at - it's just indiscriminate, ' a police source told the Herald Sun, saying the killer had fired at random, hitting security guards and patrons. The auto was later found burnt out in Wollert.

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He said: 'Overwhelmed with all your calls and texts, nothing but love for you all.

People were urged to avoid to the area around he venue as police cordons remain in place.

Forensic police spent this morning searching the footpath and a drain outside the nightclub.

Police appealed for anyone with video footage or information to come forward.

Police are investigating if a black Porsche SUV seen leaving the area is related to the incident.

According to news.com.au, the shooting occurred just days after The Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia (SIFA) appealed for gun leadership from every candidate in the upcoming election in the country.

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