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Boxer Sam Abdulrahim shot in chest after leaving funeral in Melbourne

Boxer Sam Abdulrahim shot in chest after leaving funeral in Melbourne  9News
A professional boxer and associate of the Mongols bikie gang is fighting for life after he was gunned down while leaving a funeral in Melbourne.

Sam Abdulrahim – known as "The Punisher" – was shot in the chest at least three times at 12pm today after attending the funeral at Fawkner Cemetery, in Melbourne's north.

Police say people inside a Mazda SUV fired shots into Abdulrahim's Mercedes before fleeing the scene.

The offenders then crashed into a pole.

Sam Abdulrahim was shot in the chest while leaving the Fawkner cemetery in his Mercedes. (Twitter)

"The offending car fled, crashing into a fire hydrant and pole on Box Forest Road, near Sydney Road," Victoria Police said.

"The occupants ran from the damaged vehicle and carjacked a nearby Ford Territory before driving off."

Police said a female driver and a young child were in the Ford Territory at the time but were uninjured during the confrontation.

Offenders in an SUV fled the scene before crashing into a pole. (Nine)

Abdulrahim drove himself to a police station and was transported to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.

Fawkner resident, Danny Perini said it was shocking the incident occurred so close to home.

"A friend drove passed and said there was a bit of commotion at the the police station," he said.

"There's been a shooting here. That car has a couple of holes through the window.

"It's just a bit concerning considering we only live 500 metres away."

Victoria Police confirmed detectives from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating the incident and searching for the perpetrators.

Police confirmed the shooting was a targeted attack.

Those with CCTV footage of the incident or who witnessed anything related to the shooting are urged to contact police.

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