Elderly Man Shot After Answering Front Door In Inner Melbourne

A man has been shot on the doorstep of his home after answering a knock at his door in inner Melbourne on Thursday evening. 

The 76-year-old man was answering a knock at the door of his Canterbury Road home in Middle Park when he was shot at 7:50PM yesterday.  

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A 72-year-old woman and a 39-year-old woman were both home when the shooting occurred but were uninjured. 

Emergency services were called to the scene before transporting the man to hospital. 

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He suffered a gunshot wound to his lower body and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The shooter is believed to have fled the scene on foot towards Albert Park Lake. 

Anyone with information or footage in the area around the time of the shooting is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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