- Outlaw motorcycle gang enforcer Shane Bowden, 47, was shot and wounded
- Police say bullets from the drive-by shooting hit the bikie in his lower body
- The two men who ambushed the Mongols member remain on the run, police say
- Bowden was picked up in a stretch limousine from prison just 15-days earlier
- He served five years in Loddon prison for a violent robbery and home invasion
An outlaw motorcycle gang enforcer who left prison in a stretch limousine just 15 days ago has been shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting.
Mongols bikie member Shane Bowden, 47, was ambushed in a Melbourne driveway at Epping, in the city’s northern suburbs on Wednesday evening.
The bullets from the brazen attack hit Bowden in his lower body but police say the two men involved are still on the run.
Mongols Bikie Shane Bowden was released from Loddon Prison, near Castlemaine in Central Victoria this week
‘Detectives from the Echo Taskforce are investigating as the victim has links to the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang,’ a police spokeswoman said.
‘At this stage, detectives are still working to determine the motive for the shooting and who is responsible.’
Bowden was treated by ambulance officers at the scene and later taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Just over two weeks ago, Bowden made a glitzy exit from Loddon Prison prison after a five-year stint for a violent home invasion.
He was met by an entourage of fellow gang members on their motorbikes, who travelled an hour and a half from Mebourne to greet Bowden with the limousine, reported the Herald Sun.
Bowden and then-girlfriend and Hollywood fitness model Aysen Unlu were charged with aggravated assault and robbery after a home invasion in South Yarra in 2015.
A member of an outlaw motorcycle gang has been picked up in a limousine after a five-year prison stint for a violent home invasion
An entourage of Mongols gang members travelled an hour and a half from Mebourne to meet senior member Shane Bowden with the limousine
A convoy of motorbikes accompanied the white limousine from the prison
During the attack Bowden stormed into the home wearing night vision goggles armed with a hunting knife, demanding cash from the terrified occupants.
He kicked one of the victims in the face and stomped on a man’s head before fleeing with around $700 in cash, reported The Age.
The pair were dressed in all camouflage and hiding behind a tree less than a kilometre from the home when they were arrested by police.
The senior Mongols member had been in jail since the incident, while Unlu narrowly avoided prison.
She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to an 18 month community correction order.
The model and celebrity trainer who once worked with Britney Spears and Beyonce lost a tooth in the ugly incident.
When she appeared in court, Unlu told the judge she had ‘fell in with the wrong people’ after returning to Melbourne from the United States.
Aysen Unlu (pictured) was sentenced to an 18 month community correction order for the home invasion
Bowden was a member of the Finks bikie cub when hes shot Melbourne bikie Christopher Wayne Hudson during a scuffle at the Royal Pines Resort during a kick-boxing tournament
While Bowden was behind bars, he still managed to attract attention after a racey photograph of a prison-guard was found inside his jail cell at Port Phillip Prison in 2017.
The prison stint, isn’t his first time behind bars either, with Bowden having spent seven years in jail after an infamous bikie brawl in Queensland in 2006.
When he was a member of the Finks club he shot Melbourne bikie Christopher Wayne Hudson during a scuffle at the Royal Pines Resort during a kick-boxing tournament.
Bowden and then-girlfriend and fitness model Aysen Unlu (pictured) were charged with aggravated assault and robbery after a home invasion in South Yarra in 2015