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Two critical in Australia shooting outside nightclub

AFP  |  Melbourne 

Two people are fighting for their lives after a shooting outside a nightclub, police said Sunday, amid a spate of in Australia's second-largest city.

Police said four men were taken to hospital -- two in a critical condition -- after "multiple people were shot" outside the venue in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early Sunday morning.

Three of the men were aged between 29 and 50, with of the fourth yet to be determined, police said.

A told AFP the shooting was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

Investigators were probing links to motorcycle gangs, newspaper in reported.

Police were expected to provide updates later Sunday.

The latest incident came after a spate of shootings in in March that left five people dead in four separate incidents. Two of the incidents were believed to be gang-related.

Mass shootings are rare in Australia, which has strict firearms laws introduced in 1996 after 35 people were killed by a gunman in

A murder-suicide last year which left seven members of a family dead in Western was the country's worst mass shooting since the attack.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 06:35 IST