Two men gunned down in tavern car park while celebrating birthday party

TWO men have been shot outside a tavern in Melbourne’s south-east after an argument erupted a birthday party.

Police said the men, aged 21 and 19, were celebrating a birthday party at the Hampton Park Tavern on Hallam Road on Saturday night when they were shot.

It’s understood celebrations turned violent shortly after midnight when an argument broke out between a group of men in the car park outside the Tavern.


Police said a firearm was discharged in the melee and the victims sustained gunshot wounds.

They were both taken to hospital for treatment to what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooter remains at large, with police yet to make an arrest.

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