Underworld figure Gavin Preston shot dead at a Melbourne cafe

Save articles for later

Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time.

One of Melbourne’s most violent gangland figures, Gavin “Capable” Preston, has been shot dead in Melbourne’s north-west in a suspected gangland attack.

He was shot multiple times at a cafe in Keilor Village. “They put a clip into him,” one underworld source told The Sunday Age.

Gavin Preston pictured arriving at the Supreme Court in August 2015. Credit: Fairfax Photographic

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said Saturday that a male in his 50s had been shot in Keilor Village and might have died.

Another male was shot in the stomach, Patton said.

Police went on alert in April after Preston was released from jail after serving a nearly 11-year prison sentence over the shooting death of a drug trafficker.

Preston – who earned the nickname “Capable” because he is supposedly “capable of anything” – has based himself in the western suburbs and associating with local criminals.

More to come

Our Breaking News Alert will notify you of significant breaking news when it happens. Get it here.

Most Viewed in National

Source: Read Full Article