An Australian city of Melbourne Nightclub shooting has left security guard dead and wounded three men after a drive-by shooting opened fire on fun seekers in Melbourne, police said on Sunday.
Police said, four men – three security guards and a patron waiting to get in – were shot outside the Love Machine club in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early on Sunday morning.
The 37-year-old security guard was taken to hospital but died soon after. A 28-year-old man was in a critical condition, while two others aged 29 and 50 had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
“It would appear that shots have been discharged from a car in this area into a crowd standing outside the nightclub,” homicide police inspector Andrew Stamper said.
“This is just a horrendous act. It’s a busy nightclub, one of the main nightclubs in Melbourne in one of the main entertainment precincts in Melbourne.”
Inspector Stamper stressed that there was “nothing to indicate” that the shooting was part of a “broader agenda”. Mass shootings are rare in Australia, which has strict gun laws introduced after 35 people were killed in 1996 at Port Arthur in Tasmania.