Former Essendon Sports Scientist Stephen Dank Reportedly Shot

He was shot in his Melbourne home, and has been rushed to hospital.

23/07/2016 7:33 AM AEST | Updated 23/07/2016 8:31 AM AEST
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Stephen Dank has been wounded in a shooting at his Melbourne home.

Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank has reportedly been shot at his Melbourne home.

Police were called to the Ascot Vale home early Saturday morning to find the 52-year-old with a graze to his head believed to be from a bullet, Channel Seven reports.

The victim was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

Police did not name the victim but said a man had been shot at a home at Ascot Vale and that one other person was in the house at the time.

They said a number of shots were fired in the incident.

A number of media outlets including Channel Nine and the ABC have reported the victim as Dank, the figure at the centre of the Essendon drugs saga.

In 2015, Dank was banned for life from working in Aussie Rules by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal after being found guilty of 10 breaches of the AFL's anti-doping code, including "trafficking, attempting to traffic and complicity in matters related to a range of prohibited substances".

In April this year, Dank made explosive claims reported by the ABC that he supplied Nathan Bock with an outlawed peptide after the former Gold Coast Suns star was cleared of doping by the Australian Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

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