Melbourne's key underworld players are bracing themselves for the next slaying after the city's very public gangland war escalated on Tuesday with the murder of accused hitman Andrew Veniamin.

Victoria Police assistant commissioner Simon Overland said he was not surprised Veniamin, 28, was gunned down in a popular inner-city restaurant and said his close friend, accused drug baron Carl Williams could be next.

Veniamin, who was not under police surveillance at the time of his murder, himself believed it was coming and told detectives not to bother investigating his death if he was murdered, Mr Overland said.

Mr Williams, who had spent part of the day with Veniamin on Tuesday, could be the next underworld figure killed, Mr Overland said.

Detectives want to speak to him in relation to Melbourne's 22 gangland murders.

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Provided civilians do not get caught in the crossfire, do you really care if people involved in organised crime kill each other?
Melbourne`s key underworld players are bracing themselves for the next slaying after the city`s very public gangland war escalated on Tuesday with the murder of accused hitman Andrew Veniamin.

Victoria Police assistant commissioner Simon Overland said he was not surprised Veniamin, 28, was gunned down in a popular inner-city restaurant and said his close friend, accused drug baron Carl Williams could be next.

Veniamin, who was not under police surveillance at the time of his murder, himself believed it was coming and told detectives not to bother investigating his death if he was murdered, Mr Overland said.

Mr Williams, who had spent part of the day with Veniamin on Tuesday, could be the next underworld figure killed, Mr Overland said.

Detectives want to speak to him in relation to Melbourne`s 22 gangland murders.

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18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 4:11:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, people still shouldn't be killing each other!
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 4:13:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
No not at all. That's part of the turf. As long as completely innocent people don't die, I dont really give a hang...unless we're talkin about Sonny Corleone, then I'll get all emotional.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/29/04 - 5:12:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, it is still not right
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 3/30/04 - 6:23:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I guess I wouldn't feel personally involved if I didn't know them, but I still don't think its the best idea. I mean, just because no-one got caught in the crossfire _this_ time. A good gun battle is a sure sign the neighborhood is going south.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/30/04 - 8:08:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. The rule of law vs. the rule of the jungle is the way to settle things. I believe that violence creates more violence which negatively effects everyone.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/31/04 - 4:47:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, so long as me and mine are not in the way, let them blow themselves to pieces. The world is better off each time a drug lord or stand over man bites the dust. Do you really think they give a damn whether you or I are caught in the crossfire? Be gone...all of them, by fair means or foul.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 4/3/04 - 9:52:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its pretty much a contract you sign when you enter the crime business.

"Be killed at your own risk"

Thats my view on it.

18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 4/18/04 - 5:09:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
If you teach them how to shoot only each other, then by all means, go ahead.

Course, that means that orginized crime has a more effective fighting force than most countries...

18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 4/18/04 - 5:12:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Let these morons off each other.

Good riddance, I say!!!

18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 4/18/04 - 5:13:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 4/18/04 - 5:22:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Civilians DO get caught in the crossfire.

And people who live in the area are terrified, even if they didn't get shot - there's always next time.

17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 7/15/04 - 6:06:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
not really. Let the dumb and ignorant kill off the ignorant and dumb.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 8/31/04 - 11:06:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not especially. I don't care much if people shoot eachother anywhere, as long as there aren't innocent bystanders getting wasted.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 2/2/05 - 9:05:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. If all they want is to kill others and surely, eventually, die themselves, they go right ahead.

Unfortunately, there's not really a way for them to do that without involving anyone else, willingly or unwillingly. Sucks.




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