An Australian man drove himself to hospital after being shot in the head during a fight outside a Melbourne gas station.

Police say a 25-year-old man who was shot in the back of the head by an unknown gunman and drove himself to Werribee Hospital after being left for dead on the Kings Rd. nature strip in St Albans, the Herald Sun reported.

The shooting, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, has police searching for witnesses who may have seen the gunman and his accomplice flee the scene.

Armed crime task force detectives believe the victim was shot following an unprovoked assault by the two attackers.

He was knocked to the ground before a firearm was produced and he was shot. The injured man got into his car and drove to the hospital for treatment, where he is currently in a stable condition.

Police believe the victim had been visiting friends when he was attacked.

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