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Teenager Ahmed al-Hamza shot outside Campbellfield restaurant in second Melbourne shooting in a day

The victim of the Campbellfield shooting being wheeled into the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Photo: Courtesy of Nine News, via Twitter Police at the scene of the Campbellfield shooting outside the Al Diwan mediterranean restaurant. Photo: Courtesy of Nine News
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A teenager with links on social media to organised crime figures was shot near a Campbellfield restaurant on Monday evening, the second shooting in a day in Melbourne’s north.

It is not clear if Ahmed al-Hamza, 18, was shot in the thigh at the Al-Diwan Lebanese restaurant in Mahoneys Road, or shot nearby and arrived at the business with the injury.

Police believe a Triple-0 phone call was made from the restaurant about 9.30pm on Monday, but none of the five people who were there at the time are co-operating with police.

Mr Hamza was taken to the Royal Melbourne hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. He was in a stable condition on Tuesday afternoon.

The restaurant’s owner, Amer Taiba, said the shooting did not happen at his business.

“Everything happened across the road,” Mr Taiba told Fairfax Media.

He said emergency services were across the road and paramedics were treating a man who was walking down the “middle of the street”. UPDATE: An 18-year-old is in hospital after an overnight shooting in Melbourne’s north. #TenNews 5pm pic.twitter南京夜网/vbU7qyrlTc— Ten News Melbourne (@tennewsmelb) February 16, 2016

“100 per cent it has nothing to do with the restaurant.”

Mr Taiba is linked on social media with an organised crime figure who is facing charges over a $6 million drug smuggling operation. He cannot be named for legal reasons.

One of the co-accused in the drug smuggling case, Rami Margus, is linked on social media with Mr Hamza.

Mr Hamza is also connected with George Marrogi, who has convictions for manslaughter and recklessly causing serious injury.

It is understood armed crime detectives are investigating links between Monday night’s shooting and others that have occurred in the city’s outer north and west in the past year.

There are no clear links between Monday’s two shooting incidents.

About 7am on Monday, people in two cars exchanged shots at the intersection of View and Glen streets in Glenroy.

More shots were fired a couple of hundred metres up the road, near the intersection of View Street and Cardinal Road, but no one was injured.

There are no detailed descriptions of the vehicles, only that they were dark and one was larger than the other.

It is understood the latest shooting was the 10th in the state this year, in addition to three in December.

Anyone with information on either shooting can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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