Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance after a utility was stolen and shots were fired in Avoca last night.
The incident occurred when the victims, a father and son, were woken by the sound of their Ford Courier utility being driven from their North Street driveway at 9.50pm.
The victims got into another vehicle and went looking for their stolen utility in the surrounding streets.
A short time later they located the Courier utility, registered 1OF 4GL, on Astbury Street
The driver of the stolen utility pulled up on the roadway and the victim pulled alongside.
The driver of the utility, wearing a black hoodie, opened the driver’s door and pointed a sawn-off firearm at the victim.
The victims accelerated away and heard the sound of the firearm being discharged.
Detectives are also keen to speak to the driver of a red and silver, early 2000 model Holden Jackeroo which was seen following the stolen utility.
The Jackaroo was towing a black trailer with the first part of the registration being 1BN.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
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