UPDATE, Monday, 8.20am: A man shot in mysterious circumstances early Sunday is well known to Warrnambool police.
He is believed to have been shot in a thigh by a .22 calibre firearm and was not seriously injured.
Police officers have been told the man was investigating a barking dog at a property in Merrivale’s Silesia Court at 3.50am Sunday.
It’s understood the injured man does not live in Merrivale and was a long way from his home address.
Melbourne-based Victoria Police armed crime squad detectives have taken over the investigation and are following up a number of lines on inquiry, including whether the injured man was meeting anyone.
Sunday: A MAN was shot in the leg in Warrnambool after investigating a barking dog in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police are investigating after the man presented to hospital with a gunshot wound.
Investigators have been told the man was investigating a barking dog at a property on Silesia Court about 3.50am.
The 28-year-old Warrnambool man heard a loud bang and then realised he had an injury to his leg.
He walked to hospital and police were alerted.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.