A Melbourne man shot while in line to get into a popular Melbourne nightclub has died almost a week after suffering critical injuries in a drive-by shooting.
Richard Arow, 28, died on Friday night, becoming the second victim of the attack outside Prahran’s Love Machine nightclub on Sunday morning.
Security guard Aaron Khalid Osmani, 37, was also rushed to hospital after shots were fired from a stolen black Porsche SUV about 3.20am.
Four other people were injured in the incident which is is being investigated by the homicide squad.
The Porsche, stolen from Dandenong in March, was later found burnt-out at Wollert.
Links to outlaw motorcycle gangs and Middle Eastern organised crime groups are being examined.
“We think this is quite a specific, targeted attack, but we do not understand the motive, nor the people who are involved in it at this time,” Victoria Police assistant commissioner Tess Walsh said on Monday.
Police are not commenting further after Mr Arow’s death, other than to say their investigations are ongoing.
Detectives are still seeking information or footage of the incident from the public.
Mr Arow’s death takes the number of shooting fatalities in Melbourne to seven in the last six weeks.
Police have said there’s no evidence linking the Prahran shooting with other recent fatal gun attacks, including outside a boxing max.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING – THE DEAD AND INJURED
Richard Arow, 28, from Maidstone. Died in hospital on Friday.
* Security guard Aaron Khalid Osmani, 37, from Narre Warren South. Died in hospital on Sunday.
* 50-year-old man from Gisborne. Non-life threatening injuries.
* 29-year-old Dallas man. Non-life threatening injuries.
* Meadow Heights man Ali Shohani, 26, attended hospital with injuries on Sunday.
* 20-year-old woman fell and hit her head as people fled the shooting.