A man has died after being fatally shot by a neighbour’s gun in an incident that police are calling a case of self-defence.
Police said the man, who was shot at about 2:45am on Friday, was on his way to his home to get something for his mother.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the victim was on a bike outside his home when he was shot.
Police are looking for the man’s neighbour.
Police will allege the neighbour fired a shot after he spotted the man walking towards the house.
“It’s an open-air area and the man was on foot,” Detective Superintendent John Geddes said.
“There was a firearm on the ground, he was lying down, he’s been shot in the face.”
He is lying on the side of the street.
“The man was in a very distressed state, he is deceased.”
Police said they were calling for anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.