Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Nationwide Manhunt For Christopher Wayne Hudson

pictures from yesterdays Flinders Lane shootings scene from the Herald-Sun

I wrote briefly about the Flinders Lane shootings in Melbourne CBD which occurred yesterday morning. This has been a huge story Australia wide, it is in all the newspapers and on all the news programs. This morning more information about the shooter and his victims is in the newspapers.

Police suspect Hells Angels motorcycle gang member, Christopher Wayne Hudson (left) is the man they are looking for. Police have also stated that Hudson has a fairly extensive criminal history and no one should approach him.
Police have stated they have found Hudson's 2002 black Honda CRV which was parked only four blocks from the shooting scene. They are now looking for the other vehicle owned by Hudson - a 2003 black Mercedes sedan with Victorian registration UTA 879.

Being a gang member, police say Hudson has criminal friends in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. I would say that right now he really could be anywhere.

As for the victims, it has been revealed that the 24 year old woman shot is a Sydney travel agent and former model Kara Douglas, also known as Kaera. She is currently in Royal Melbourne Hospital fighting for her life. Apparently she was a friend of the exotic dancer who was punched in the face just before the shooting by the same man.

The second victim, Solicitor Brendan Keilar (left), 43, who died at the scene yesterday was the father of three young children aged 8, 6 and 4 years old.
I feel so sad for this man and his family, he was just trying to do the right thing in helping a woman in trouble and for that he has lost his life and his wife and children are left with no husband or father. Very sad.

Police have revealed that the third victim, a passerby that came to the aid of Kara Douglas as she was being pulled out of a taxi by the hair is in fact a Dutch backpacker. He is in hospital fighting for his life. Apparently family are on the way to Melbourne from Amsterdam.

Just on the news update, police have announced a nation wide manhunt for Christopher Hudson. Let's hope they find him real quick.

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**UPDATE**: This post has been re-posted on the Wanted Criminals site for anyone wanting to leave comments on the topic (30/06/07)

.... Just another day ....