An investigation is underway after a police car was allegedly shot at and rammed in Melbourne’s northwest this morning.
Officers were patrolling around Horne Street, Sunbury when their police vehicle came under fire just after 3am.
They drove into a nearby McDonalds and sought cover inside the restaurant.
While the officers were in the restaurant, further shots were fired at their vehicle, which was allegedly rammed by a silver sedan.
The sedan sped off before a number of back-up officers arrived at the scene.
A search was conducted in the surrounding area and the staff and officers inside were escorted from the restaurant.
Searching officers arrested two men at a nearby location and they are currently assisting police with their investigation.
“This is outrageous behaviour and you can expect that police will respond to it fully. We are just appalled that this occurs in our community,” Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius told 9news.
“Our police are here to keep the community safe and when our police come to work, they come to work expecting to make a difference. They don’t expect to be shot at, they don’t expect to have their vehicles rammed at by offenders who are seeking to do them harm.”
Police also confirmed that they believe the weapon used was a shotgun and it is yet to be located. No charges have been laid at this stage.
In a separate incident, about 55 kilometres southeast of Sunbury, two other police cars were rammed and an officer was hit by an allegedly stolen vehicle at Mont Albert this morning.
Officers were called to Laing Street after reports of a suspicious vehicle on Laing Street just after 1am.
When police indicated for the vehicle to pull over, it allegedly reversed, then rammed two police vehicles.
A third police car managed to corner the BMW and an officer deployed OC spray before the driver started to reverse again, hitting a male senior constable in the leg and driving off.
An ambulance was called and the officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police are yet to locate the driver or occupants of the stolen BMW and their investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed either of these incidents or has further information that may assist with the investigation is urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
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