Update, 12.55pm: Two men wanted over a shooting in the Melbourne suburb of Point Cook are believed to still be in the Byron Bay area after a raid on a motel in Suffolk Park on Tuesday night (February 26) failed to find them.
A spokesperson for Tweed-Byron police said that at no time during the operation were members of the public in danger.
Original report: Two men on the run following the shooting of a former NSW detective in the Melbourne suburb of Point Cook last week are believed to be hiding out in Byron Bay.
The victim, 53-year-old Sid Morgan, now a Melbourne real estate agent, was shot in the face and has been in a critical condition ever since.
The pair both speak with Irish accents.
They are 26-year-old Jack Harvey, who has a slim build and goatee beard, and 30-year-old Mark Dixon who is around 180cm tall with a fair complexion. Dixon also sometimes goes by the name of Murphy.
The public are urged not to approach the men but to call 000.