A woman has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the back of the head outside her Port Melbourne unit.
It’s understood the incident occurred after she emerged from the unit to tell a yelling man to leave the area.
Police say the man was shouting outside the door of another unit at around 9.45pm on Friday and after the female occupant told him to leave he slashed at the security door with a knife.
A 30-year-old woman then came out of an adjoining flat and also told the man to leave, sparking an altercation in which she received a slash wound to the back of her head before the man ran from the scene.
She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, investigators are looking into whether a drive-by shooting in Melbourne is linked to a similar incident at a nightclub last week.
A multi-storey house in Port Melbourne, was peppered with bullets at 5am on Friday, with a woman and her teenage daughter home at the time.
Last Thursday, Prahran nightclub Boutique was also shot at.
The owner of the club and the house at Beacon Vista are reportedly linked, with numerous media outlets reporting the ex-wife of the club’s owner lives at the home.
Detective Inspector David Griffin believes the offender or offenders are trying to send a message.
“It would appear that certainly someone is not happy with something that’s going on and is clearly trying to send a message,” he told reporters.
He said it appeared a bit of planning had gone into both shootings.
News footage shows large gunshots in the second-floor window of the house, the garage and through the back window of a car.
Shotgun casings were also strewn on the driveway.
A neighbour said he heard the shots and then saw a black car driving away slowly without its lights on.
The two women inside were “shaken” but fortunately not injured in the drive-by attack, police say.
No one has been arrested.