A man has been found dead inside a vehicle at the scene of a shooting on a tollway in Melbourne’s east this morning.
- Police have not confirmed the man’s exact cause of death
- Two vehicles dumped at separate locations nearby may be linked to the shooting
- Investigators closed EastLink lanes to traffic as they investigated the scene
Emergency services were called to reports a vehicle had spun out and was blocking inbound lanes on the EastLink at Donvale at about 2:20am.
Police said the man was found dead and was the only person inside the vehicle, but the exact circumstances of his death were not clear.
Footage from the scene showed a white van stationary towards the right lanes of the tollway.
Investigators closed the EastLink to city-bound traffic between the Maroondah Highway and Springvale Road as they investigated the death.
In a statement, police said they were investigating whether two abandoned vehicles in the nearby suburbs of Mooroolbark and Bayswater were linked to the shooting.
Police were investigating whether an abandoned car at Bayswater was connected to the shooting. (ABC News)