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Police probe following suspicious car fires in Fawkner, Melbourne

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Police are investigating whether two car fires in suburban Melbourne are related to a suspected gangland-linked shooting, after the same home was targeted twice in a matter of days.

Officers were called to a car fire in the driveway of a home on Major Rd at Fawkner in Melbourne’s north about 3.20am on Thursday.

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A number of people ran out of a waiting getaway car and poured accelerant onto the driveway before setting the parked blue Toyota Camry alight, police said.

They found a white Toyota Camry torched at William St and Lowson St, about three minutes’ drive away, a short time later.

Both vehicles were severely damaged but nobody was injured in the fires.

Victoria Police armed crime squad detectives are investigating whether the suspicious blazes are linked.

Detectives are also probing if the fires might be connected to a shooting at the same Major Rd property on Saturday.

In that incident, two men allegedly arrived at the home in a stolen white Suzuki Swift about 11pm before one of the men fired shots at the front door.

The other man, also armed with a gun, unsuccessfully tried to force his way into the home, police said.

Police found a car alight in the driveway of a home on Major Rd in Fawkner. Credit: 7NEWS
Police are investigating whether the Major Rd car fire and another are connected to a shooting days earlier. Credit: AAP

The duo then fled the house in the Suzuki.

The three people inside the property were uninjured.

Police later found the Suzuki torched, with a gun inside, on Fashion Parade at Broadmeadows in Melbourne’s north.

Investigators believed the car fires and the shooting were targeted incidents.

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