Police are investigating after shots were fired in Melton South early this morning.
It is believed a number of shots were fired at a car and property on Toolern Street, about 2.20am.
Police attended and found a dog at the rear of the property had also been shot and died at the scene.
Three adults in the house at the time of the shooting were not injured.
It is believed offenders fled the scene in a vehicle.
Anyone with information or witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au