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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.

 


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