By Casey Neill
Homicide Squad detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the Keysborough shooting that killed one man and injured two others.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Jim Memeti said he’d received a couple of phone calls from residents in the area who were concerned about what had happened.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the investigation into the Tuesday 2 May incident on Church Road was ongoing, and anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers.
A 22-year-old Keysborough man died at the scene after being shot in the chest.
Two other Keysborough men, aged 23 and 22, were shot in the arm and leg respectively and taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Homicide Squad detectives believe a dark-coloured four-wheel drive or similar type of vehicle left the scene shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 9.55pm.
Cr Memeti said the incident had left residents worried.
“They’re a bit concerned and they’re not happy that that’s happened,” he said.
“It was disappointing to see that that happened in our city, but that could have happened anywhere in Melbourne.”
Two days after the incident, Inspector Mark Langhorn said he’d be “ramping up our presence significantly” in Keysborough.
“Obviously, the community’s in a lot of fear,” he said.
“We’re still trying to work out who it was and what it was about.”
The shooting was the latest in a string of crimes in the area, residents told the Journal, including drug raids and robberies.
Last December they presented a petition signed by 290 people to Greater Dandenong Council asking it to address a crime rise in Keysborough South.
The council addressed the request through a report to its Monday 24 April meeting, agreeing to host crime forums and work with police and the State Government.