Shooting at Australia nightclub leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

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A nightclub security guard is dead and another is fighting for life after a drive-by shooting outside a Melbourne club, with police determined to track down the offenders.

Four people were taken to hospital after the shooting outside the nightclub at 3.20am.

Police confirmed four people had been transported to hospital, where the 37-year-old from Narre Warren South, who had "life threatening injuries", later died.

One of the men, aged 28, remains in a critical condition while the two others, aged 50 and 29, are stable with non-life threatening injuries.

Police were also probing whether a black Porsche SUV seen leaving the area and later found burnt out in another suburb was linked to the shooting. The auto was later found burnt out in Wollert, in the city's north.

Police have launched an investigation in the incident and people are being told to avoid the area and have urged anyone with video footage of the incident to contact them.

One guard was shot in the face, the Age newspaper said.

Love Machine host Steve Yousif posted on Facebook: "Overwhelmed with all your calls and texts, nothing but love for you all".

A security guard from Love Machine said the music inside the R&B nightclub was so loud that patrons and staff inside had no idea anything was occurring outside during the shooting.

Malvern Road remained closed between Chapel Street and Surrey Road as forensic officers collected the clothes and bullet casings left outside the club.

A general view of Melbourne, where police said multiple people were shot in the city's Prahran district.

No arrests had yet been made.

"It's scary because it's right on your doorstep - it could have happened to one of us".

"The exact circumstances are still being established", police said.

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