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Teen charged over bikie shooting ambush

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder over a bikie ambush shooting outside a Melbourne cemetery.

Former Mongols bikie Sam Abdulrahim was ambushed in his Mercedes as he was leaving a funeral in Fawkner in late June.

The 18-year-old will face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon after police arrested him and five others early in the day.

He is charged with attempted murder, non prohibited person possess firearm, theft of motor vehicle and drive whilst suspended.

The other five, a 19-year-old man, three men in their 20s and a 20-year-old woman were released pending further inquiries.

Police allege the group were not directly involved in the shooting but were known to the gunmen.

On June 25 two men travelling in a Mazda ambushed Mr Abdulrahim’s car and fired rounds into the kickboxer’s luxury vehicle.

Mr Abdulrahim received four bullet wounds to his chest but survived the attack and managed to drive to a nearby police station to seek help.

The two suspected gunmen fled Australia within 48 hours of the attack.

“We know who they are, we know where they are, we’re making every attempt to have them brought back to Victoria to face justice,” Detective Inspector Mark Hatt told reporters on Monday.

“At this stage I’m not able to comment exactly where they are. We’re working with our partner agencies to identify their exact location and to make application to bring them back to face the courts here.”

A woman and child with no connection to Mr Abdulrahim were also caught up in the attack.

Shortly after the shooting, the offenders’ Mazda crashed into a fire hydrant at a nearby service station.

They then carjacked the innocent woman’s Ford Territory.

Earlier in August CCTV surfaced of two men buying petrol in the lead-up to the attack.

Investigators are asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.

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