Po­lice re­main hope­ful over Ever­ton shoot­ing

Alpine Observer - - News - By JEFF ZEUSCHNER

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.

PHOTO: Jenny Zam­per­oni

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.

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