15 shootings in 8 days leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

Former Prime Minister John Howard told Channel 9 news Monday night he did the right thing by disarming the population. He said since Port Arthur there have been no more mass shootings. What will he say about the bikie gang open warfare that has been happening in NSW and Victoria for many years? You didn’t get their guns Johnnie. All you did was disarm law abiding citizens.

by Jaydan Duck

One person has been killed and another seven people injured following an unprecedented 15 shootings in eight days across Victoria.Seven men have been arrested and charged over five connected drive-by shootings in Broadmeadows, Dallas and Thomastown last weekend, while another two shootings occurred in Geelong and Frankston on Thursday night.

The number of shootings reported in Melbourne and Geelong since March 4 has risen to 15. On March 5, a man in his 20s was shot dead inside a motel room at Kingsbury.

A man was shot in the ankle and another in the abdomen outside a bikie clubhouse at Yarraville on the same day, while a 36-year-old man was also found suffering from a gunshot wound on a street at Hadfield.

On March 7, a 23-year-old woman was dropped off at Geelong hospital with a single gunshot wound, and a 49-year-old man was shot outside his property at Lara.

Then, on Wednesday March 9, a man was shot at a house at Noble Park before a man was shot in the upper body with a suspected pen pistol at Frankston on March 10.

Police believe most shootings in the past week are linked to feuding gangs and methamphetamines.