POLICE have charged two men in connection with a shooting in which the victim was dumped outside Sunshine Hospital earlier this week.
One of the men, Khais Nasery, 27, of Preston, made a brief appearance in Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday charged with intentionally causing serious injury.
Shawn Edward Walker, 28, of Brunswick, was dumped bleeding at the hospital in Furlong Road on Tuesday night.
He was known to police.
Nasery's charge sheet states Mr Walker was believed to have been shot in Tullamarine.
The court heard Mr Walker had been shot in the side before the bullet left his right leg, rather than in the groin as police had stated. His right leg is believed to have since been amputated.
Prosecutor Jelena Malobabic told the court that the charge may be upgraded if Mr Walker died. "As of last night there has been a worsening of his situation," she said.
Ms Malobabic requested an extension of time for police to prepare their brief against Nasery, but it was refused by Deputy Chief Magistrate Dan Muling.
Defence solicitor Peter Monagle said his client had been provided no information about the charge, therefore it was not known whether he was being accused of shooting Mr Walker.
Ms Malobabic said a co-accused had also been arrested yesterday and was being interviewed by police. Police confirmed a South Melbourne man, 25, had been arrested about 1.45pm in Glen Waverley.
The court heard Mr Walker remains on life support at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The homicide squad has taken charge of the investigation. Police released CCTV footage of a light-coloured Mitsubishi Verada sedan with a sunroof and spoiler that had been used to drop Mr Walker at the hospital.
The vehicle was located by police in Mayne Street, Sunshine West, on Thursday.
Nasery was remanded to appear in the same court on July 30.