One dead after shooting outside Melbourne nightclub

One person has died and one other is in a critical condition after a shooting outside a Melbourne nightclub in Australia, police confirm.

A 37-year-old from Narre Warren South died in hospital from his injuries.

According to Victoria Police, the shooting took place at the Love Machine nightclub in Prahran – just outside the city, at 3.20am local time. (5.20pm GMT)

Three other people were taken to hospital following the incident, with a 28-year-old man remaining in a critical condition.

The scene in Prahran. Pic: Twitter/ Pat Mitchell and 3AW Melbourne
Image: The scene in Prahran. Pic: Twitter/ Pat Mitchell and 3AW Melbourne

Two men, 29 and 50, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Three of the victims were security guards who were working at the time.

Police are investigating reports that a black Porsche SUV was involved in the shooting, which was found burnt out in Wollert, north of Melbourne.

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Detectives and police are at the scene and no arrests have been made.

Writing on Facebook, Love Machine host Steve Yousif wrote: “Overwhelmed with all your calls and texts, nothing but love for you all.

“What happened last night was uncalled for and devastating. For some of you it was a night out, the rest of the Love Machine family lost a beautiful soul today.”

::Police are urging people to avoid the area and that anyone with information or footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on (+61)1800 333 000 or alternatively make a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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