Police remain hopeful over Everton shooting
ARMED Crime Squad detectives remain optimistic they will solve the attempted murder of a cyclist on the rail trail near Everton earlier this year.
Detectives were in Myrtleford on Saturday, manning a police caravan and displaying the bike which 72 year old Ringwood man Kelvin Tennant was riding when he was shot multiple times around noon on Saturday, February 18.
An unkown man weilding a pistol shot Mr Tennant in the head and chest, and left him for dead - he was unconscious when found by passing cyclists.
Detective Senior Constable Purdie Long re- iterated on Saturday that on the evidence they have gathered to date, this appears to be a random attack.
“It doesn’t appear that the victim, Kelvin Tennant was himself targeted...it was a random incident which we are treating as attempted murder,” Det Sen Const Long told the Alpine Observer/Myrtleford Times.
She said Mr Tennant was “doing really well”.
“He has some ongoing medical treatment but is moving forward with his life,” Det Sen Const Long said.
Saturday’s caravan presence and appeal for public help saw a few people come forward to offer police information.
“Much of what was offered we were already aware of,” Det Sen Const Long said.
“Our investigation remains active and we have several lines of enquiry we are pursuing.
“Based on the locality and circumstances of this incident we believe somone local does have more information.
“We remain optimistic with information to date that we will solve the case.”
Det Sen Const Long said police are keen to talk to anyone who observed a dark blue sedan on the Great Alpine Road around the time of the shooting.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or similar vehicles, in the area on February 18, or has other information to assist with the shooting, to contact them on ( 03) 8690 2803, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com. au.
SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE: Armed Crime Squad Detective Senior Constables Robbie Brain and Purdie Long were in Myrtleford on Saturday, displaying the bike the 72 year old vicitm was riding at the time of the shooting.