Detectives investigate potential organised crime link to Greenvale fatal shooting

Homicide detectives are investigating whether the fatal shooting of a man at Greenvale, in Melbourne’s north-west, in the early hours of Tuesday morning is linked to organised crime.

The man was found dead outside a house in Buchanan Place shortly after 4:30am.

Paramedics tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man was known to them, but that he was yet to be formally identified.

Danny Travaglini, dressed in a suit as he stands in a suburban street.

Detective Senior Sergeant Danny Travaglini says police are investigating potential links to organised crime.(ABC News: Syan Vallance)

Detective Senior Sergeant Danny Travaglini said the man was shot as he was leaving his house to go to work.

“The information would suggest the male was approached in his driveway as he walked out of his garage,” he said.

The man’s family was home at the time and one family member required medical treatment for shock.

Police cars at night.

The man was found dead outside a property in Buchanan Place, Greenvale, just after 4:30am Tuesday morning.(ABC News)

Police would not say whether the man had links to organised crime, but said that was an avenue they were investigating.

“There’s nothing to suggest retaliation at this point in time, however you have to understand that if there is a link to organised crime there’ll also be potential retaliation,” Detective Senior Sergeant Travaglini said.

“We certainly don’t want shootings at all and definitely not public shootings such as this one.”

Nobody has been arrested.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

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