Police establish crime scene at Quest apartments after shooting

CRIME SCENE: Police are at the scene of the Quest apartments investigating a shooting. Picture: Olivia Shying
CRIME SCENE: Police are at the scene of the Quest apartments investigating a shooting. Picture: Olivia Shying

Detectives are investigating a shooting at a Ballarat central hotel that left a man with serious leg injuries.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Hermit said paramedics were called to the Quest apartments in Dawson Street North at 9am this morning after reports of a shooting.

A 51-year-old man was found alone in a room with a significant gunshot wound to his leg. 

Police, who would not say if the man was known to them, believe the man was on his own when the injuries were sustained. 

“He’s stable but he has received a significant leg injury,” Detective Senior Sergeant Hermit. 

Detectives were investigating a vehicle, believed to be owned by the victim. They would not comment on the type of gun used. 

More to come.