Drive-by man on the run from the law

WANTED: Kyle Batten

WANTED: Kyle Batten

POLICE are trying to track down a Wangaratta man who failed to appear in court following a drive-by shooting. 

Kyle Batten, 27, had been due to appear before the Wangaratta Magistrate's Court last Thursday following the shooting in June. 

A single shotgun round was fired into the side of a car in Roy Street about 3.45am on June 8. 

Nearby residents reported hearing a loud bang as the gun discharged.

Crime scene officers later attended the scene and examined the damaged vehicle. 

Batten failed to show up to court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

He has a count of reckless conduct endangering life pending and was recently seen riding a black motorbike with no number plates in Wangaratta. 

WANTED: Kyle Batten

WANTED: Kyle Batten

Sergeant Peter McGuffie said he had relatives in the Benalla and Yundool regions. 

“Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers or Triple-0 if they see him,” he said. 

Batten is 183 centimetres tall, of medium build with a fair complexion, light brown hair, a crew cut and blue eyes. 

He also has several tattoos on his arms. 

Contact Crime Stoppers with information on 1800 333 000. 

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