Detectives from the Victoria Police Armed Crime Squad are investigating the shooting of a 55-year-old man in Whittington overnight.
Emergency services were called to Freesia Court last night following reports a man had sustained a gun-shot wound at around 5.40pm.
“A 55-year-old Whittington man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
Police are searching for a man who was seen leaving the scene.
“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined however police believe this was a targeted attack and parties involved are known to each other,” Police said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.