Police sources say the shooting was the work of a lone “enforcer” employed by a drug dealer on Woodville Road, who was trying to muscle out another dealer doing business in the same road.
The victim, a resident of Woodville Road who would not be named, was transporting his 17-year-old sister to school when the enforcer drove up behind him and began shooting at his car.
The man said he drove through the suburb, trying to escape the car that was following him.
“It was a high-speed chase. The shots kept ringing out. I heard the sound as the bullets hit my car. He tried to overtake me and my window shattered, but I kept going,” he said.