Cheeky kebab shop owner is shot while shielding his wife from gunfire in Melbourne 


A brave grandfather shielded his wife from gunfire after an attacker opened fire on the couple outside their home. 

Yusuf Kucukbas and his wife, who live in Sunbury, in Melbourne, were coming home from a wedding at about 1am on Saturday when they were ambushed by the shooter. 

The masked attacker aimed the gun at Mr Kucukbas’s wife before shooting Mr Kucukbas in the leg and running away.   

The 56-year-old, who owns popular takeaway Cheeky Kebab, was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police believe two men were involved in the attack and are treating it as a random incident. 

‘At this stage we have no indication of who it (the offenders) might be,’ Detective Senior Constable Mark Walsh told the Herald Sun.

‘There’s nothing … to indicate an underlying motive as to why this has occurred,’ he said.

A silver or white 4WD with covered number plates was seen around the area before the attack took place. 

Mr Walsh said this further indicated that the attack was in fact ‘a planned incident’.  

Neighbours told the publication that Mr Kucukbas’s family were ‘nice, normal and hard-working’. 





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