Australia : Shooting outside Melbourne club, 1 dead, 3 injured

April 15, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Australia : Shooting outside Melbourne club, 1 dead, 3 injuredSITUATION

One man has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting outside a popular nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne. Three security guards from the Love Machine venue and a man queuing outside were shot in the incident on Sunday. “It would appear that shots have been discharged from a car in this area into a crowd standing outside,” inspector Andrew Stamper told the media.

Police believe that the drive-by shooting outside the nightclub was a targeted attack, possibly carried out by an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Police say there is no evidence to suggest the shooting is terror-related. Mass shootings in Australia are rare. The country overhauled its gun laws after 35 people were shot dead in Port Arthur, Tasmania in 1996. The country saw its worst incident since then last year when seven members of the same family died in a murder-suicide.

The man who died in the nightclub shooting has not been named, but local media report he is a 37-year-old security guard. Police say the other men who were shot are aged 28, 29 and 50. The youngest is in critical condition.

Victoria Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper described the injuries they sustained as “horrific”.

“This is just a horrendous act. It’s a busy nightclub, one of the main nightclubs in Melbourne in one of the main entertainment precincts in Melbourne,” he told a news conference. No arrests have yet been made, and police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A stolen black Porsche Cayenne used in the shooting was later found burnt out in Wollert in the city’s north.

The detectives are likely to examine links to a motorcycle gang. This outlaw motorcycle gang has made extortion attempts on the nightclub.

CHALLENGE

While some news sources are suggesting that this appears to be a revenge crime committed by members of a motorcycle gang whose members were ejected from the club earlier on the evening of the crime, others suggest that this shooting might be related to a gang which has made extortion attempts on this nightclub. In such an investigation, the police typically go through different types of information such as CCTV records, outside and inside the club, eye-witness accounts, phone locations of all the people who attended the club that day, if available, CCTV and traffic camera records of roads and intersections near the site of the shooting around the time of the crime, phone records of the owner of the club in case of an extortion angle, etc.

Australia is considered to be a relatively peaceful country, with a usual rank of between 9-19 in the Global Peace Index. Its 2018 score was 13. But seemingly ad-hoc shootings like these can shake the faith of the public in the law enforcement system. The 2019 Christchurch shootings in New Zealand (Global Peace Index 2018 Rank – 2), have had a devastating effect on citizen confidence, tourism, etc. Such events often lead to tensions between communities, heightened screenings, and tougher laws.

It is in the best interest of any nation to firstly solve such cases with great speed and to secondly adopt methods which can help to identify potential perpetrators before they commit any such attack.

Thus this might be a case of revenge by ejected patrons or that of extortion and organized crime. In either case, quickly gathering reliable and useful information from the site, and from witnesses is extremely important for the closure of such a crime and to prevent the perpetrators from roaming free.

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

The brains of gang members and anti-social elements hold sensitive information about their crimes, planned crimes, other criminal groups, whether allies or enemies, etc.

Law-Enforcement officials will heave a sigh of relief when they are able to accurately validate potential threats and criminal activity. There is a tool which can measure a testee’s brain response to stimuli related to common crime, financial fraud, extortion, you name it. The brain response can reveal whether the testee possesses such crime-specific information or not. This can tell the investigators if the person being tested has ever been exposed to criminal influence. This state-of-the-art tool is called iCognative, developed and provided only by Brainwave Science. Not limited only to common criminal activity, iCognative can help discover high-value criminals among the foot-soldiers, links between organizations, corroborate the information gathered with other cases using its advanced database technology

In a very accurate manner, iCognative can ascertain the level to which an individual is involved in a criminal plot. It can even reveal if a person is a part of a criminal gang, as his brain will always retain information related to the gang such as its insignia, etc. It is very easy to decode the structure of a criminal network using iCognative.

iCognative tests can be administered on the suspects when arrested. The stimuli to be used in their tests can be the details of the burnt black Porsche Cayenne, the location where it was recovered, the location where it was stolen, what the owner of the car was wearing, CCTV footage of the locations near and outside the club around the time of the shooting, date and time of the shooting, pictures and details of the slain club security officer, pictures and details of the owner of the club in case it was an extortion case, etc.

As detailed above, it will help in not only confirming their guilt but also help in uncovering more details related to the shooting and other gang-related crimes in and around the city. iCognative technology enables Law Enforcement officials will be able to scientifically test suspected criminals to indict or exonerate them based on the information stored within their brain.

Usual intelligence gathering processes involve long interrogation sessions, sometimes where force is used. iCognative elicits information in a non-invasive manner. Where traditional information gathering techniques like DNA are only applicable in 1 to 2 % of the cases, iCognative is applicable to more than 85% of the cases.

Law Enforcement agencies have yearned for a technology which can help catch terrorists and pre-empt criminal activities in a cost-effective, accurate and reliable manner. iCognative can highlight active and inactive criminals. It is a technology which is more than 99% accurate in its results and thus, is a powerful weapon in the fight against criminals.

Main Source: BBC

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