Police are on the hunt for a shooter in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed there was a “firearms incident” in Ellam Court in Meadow Heights just before 5.30pm.

They are still searching for the offender. Neighbours reported on social media that a police helicopter had been hovering low over the area.

A woman in her 30s suffered lower body injuries and has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.

Detectives from the Hume Crime Investigation Unit are at the scene.