Former bikie turned boxer survives shooting ambush

A former Mongols bikie has survived a shooting in suburban Melbourne, two years after an assassination attempt outside a cemetery.

Shots were fired at Suleiman “Sam” Abdulrahim, a professional boxer who goes by the name “The Punisher”, as he left his Thomastown home early on Friday morning.

Victoria Police confirmed a number of shots were fired in the direction of a 32-year-old man as he left a Larch Street property.

Police said he was not wounded. No arrests have been made

Multiple media outlets have reported the victim as Abdulrahim.

Abdulrahim survived a shooting at Fawkner in June 2022. (Diego Fedele/AAP PHOTOS)

It is the second shooting attempt on the former bikie, who was ambushed in his Mercedes as he was leaving a funeral in Fawkner in June 2022.

He suffered four bullet wounds to his chest but managed to drive to a nearby police station to seek help.

Two suspects fled the country within 48 hours of the attack.

Abdulrahim was due to fight at the Furlan Club at Thornbury in Melbourne’s north on February 24, before the venue was set alight.

He was jailed for more than three years in 2018 after killing a grandmother in a crash.

Abdulrahim was released on parole in 2019 with time served, but it was revoked six months later by the parole board over concerns he was in danger.

The board’s decision was later overturned by a Victorian Supreme Court judge, who found Abdulrahim had done nothing to warrant his parole being revoked.

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