Armed Crime Squad detectives charged two men as part of their investigation into a non-fatal shooting in Melton in 2018.
Police arrested the men at properties in Manor Lakes and Hoppers Crossing Friday morning, according to Victoria Police Media.
A 31-year-old Hoppers Crossing man and a 33-year-old Manor Lakes man have each been charged with;
- Intentionally cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence;
- Recklessly cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence;
- Intentionally cause serious injury;
- Recklessly cause serious injury;
- Reckless conduct endangering life;
- Reckless conduct endangering persons;
- Prohibited person possess firearm;
- Use firearm in populous place; and
- Commit indictable offence whilst on bail.
They appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Friday.
The charges follow an alleged incident on November 30, 2018 where a man was shot as he drove along Linlithgow Way.
The victim, a man from Ballarat, was taken to hospital and sustained injuries he still requires regular treatment for.
In May, police announced a $250,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the persons responsible, subject to the discretion of the Chief Commissioner.
The victim spoke out at the time, saying he lives with severe trauma and is reminded every day of the shooting.
He still has bullet shrapnel in his jaw from the allegedly random attack, and had to be placed in an induced coma for four days.
"I just want to know why. Every time I shave, I cut my scar. Every time I stretch my neck," he said in May.
"I have a memory that has haunted me and will probably never go. I have to live with this for the rest of my life."
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