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Stolen wagon key to Dank shooting: police

AAP logoAAP 10/11/2016 Melissa Meehan

A stolen luxury wagon could be the key to finding whoever's responsible for a drive-by shooting at the Melbourne home of controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.

The 52-year-old's forehead was grazed by a bullet when his Ascot Vale house was peppered with shots on July 23.

Investigators on Thursday released CCTV footage of a grey 2005 BMW Wagon involved in the drive-by shooting.

It had been stolen from a Cranbourne home earlier in the day.

Detective Inspector Stephen Clark says the armed crime squad is working closely with the state's anti-bikie task force to solve the case.

"There are a number of avenues we are exploring," Det Insp Clark said.

He refused to confirm whether police had spoken to members of the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang, saying only it was a "really sensitive investigation".

The BMW was found burnt out in Mount Evelyn a day after the shooting.

Dank was last year given a life ban by the AFL anti-doping tribunal following an investigation into violations against 34 current and past Essendon players.

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