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Vic shooting could be mistaken identity

AAP logoAAP 14/12/2016

A shooter who fired into a Victorian house might not have been trying to kill or injure the nine-year-old girl and two women inside, police believe.

Detective Senior Constable Scott Gray says no one was hurt in the midnight shooting in Geelong but it was at a range that could have seriously injured or killed someone.

"Knowing where the projectiles landed, it would have been head height," he told 3AW on Thursday.

But investigators believe the numerous shots were fired into the property just after 12am on Thursday might be a case of mistaken identity.

The two women, aged 54 and 34, and the girl had only moved into the home recently.

"So it's believed that they have nothing to do with this," the detective said.

One of the women owned the house but had rented it out previously, Det Sen Con Gray said.

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