By Brendan Rees
The tragic death of a Narre Warren South security guard who was allegedly gunned down outside a Prahran nightclub has left the community heartbroken.
Tributes have flowed for 37-year-old Aaron Khalid Osmani who died in hospital on Sunday 14 April following a drive-by shooting outside Love Machine Nightclub on Malvern Road.
Police are investigating if a black Porsche SUV seen leaving the area was related to the incident – which was later found burnt out in Wollert.
The sudden death of Mr Osami has shocked friends and family who described him as a “kind, funny and easy going guy.”
Borche Kajmakoski, who describes himself as the co-owner and director of multiple nightclubs in Melbourne on Facebook, said: “No words can explain the pain the families of the victims are suffering right now.”
“You were always welcoming, always polite and always had a smile on your face every time myself and all other patrons came to the venue,” he posted.
“You are a man like no other and my condolences go out to your family and friends.”
Friend Kelly Mills posted: “You were everything to me. I’m broken that you are gone. The last nine years we shared will be cherished.”
“I’ll always love you and you’ll always have my heart. I wish your family condolences. You’ll always be remembered,” she said.
Ritchie Vongsykeo posted “As someone who works in the industry, I am saddened to hear about this senseless violence. Sending thoughts and prayers to everyone who was innocently caught up in this.”
A GoFundMe Page has been set up in memory of Mr Osami which has already raised $8,325.
The incident also left a 28-year-old fighting for his life in hospital, while a 50-year-old man and a 29-year-old man both sustained non-life threatening injuries.
A 20-year-old woman was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believed she may have fallen at the scene of the shooting and hit her head on the ground.
Four other people were injured including a 26-year-old man who presented himself to hospital on Sunday 14 April with non-life threatening injuries believed to have been sustained at the shooting, police say.
An investigation is underway and the exact circumstances are still being established.
Police are asking anyone with information or footage of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or alternatively make a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.