‘Very dangerous’ killers still on run after Corio fatal shooting

The killers involved in the execution-style shooting of a father near Geelong remain on the run, 24 hours after the 43-year-old was shot as he sat in a car wreck.

Homicide squad detectives say those responsible for Daniel Eagle’s death in Corio early Saturday morning are “very dangerous”.

Corio father Daniel Eagle and friend Karma Lee Grootveld.

Mr Eagle had been the front-seat passenger in a white Ford SUV which collided with an Australia Post truck on the Princes Highway about 6am after it was seen speeding along Harpur Road.

Investigators said a second vehicle – believed to have been following the SUV – pulled over at the crash scene. Passengers in that vehicle fired shots into the SUV and Mr Eagle died at the scene.

Two other men aged in their 20s were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

“Still can’t believe it’s true. Only seen you last night. Man you will be missed by many. Daniel, RIP,” one friend wrote on social media.

Homicide squad detectives are investigating the fatal shooting. Credit:Scott McNaughton

Police are investigating a firearms incident at a home connected to Mr Eagle, which was peppered with bullets shortly before the fatal shooting.

Detectives are yet to release details of the shooter’s car but neighbours have reported hearing more gunshots in the seconds before and after the crash.

Detective Sergeant Sol Solomon, from the homicide squad, said on Saturday ballistics experts were working to determine how many guns were used in the attack, with at least two bullet holes clearly visible on the car.

It’s not the first time shots have been fired across the busy stretch of road.

In 2014, a man was filling his truck with fuel at nearby North Geelong when a second group opened fire. As the victim fled the scene in a car, the group followed, firing a sawn-off .22 rifle across traffic.

One of the bullets was later found lodged in the Ford Motor Company building across the dual lane highway.

Anyone with information on the latest shooting, including dashcam footage, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

One man died at the scene.Credit:Scott McNaughton

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