Homicide detectives in Wodonga, Australia have identified the gunman in the fatal shooting of Duwayne Johnson at a house party on the Victoria-New South Wales border.

Officers say the victim, 26-year-old Duwayne Johnson, was shot in the chest around 3am on Sunday at the house on the Victoria side of the border.

9News reports that a young woman told police she saw around a dozen people partying at the house when the shooting happened.

Police say an argument broke out between Duwayne Johnson and Benjamin Stiler before the shooting occurred. After firing the shot that killed him, Stiler fled the scene in a light-colored sedan, speeding off to the east.

Neighbors came out of their homes to try and save Johnson.

The 26-year-old victim was the father of two girls and two boys, who will now grow up without their father.

"All I have to say is why? He was just a young man with his life ahead of him," Johnson's uncle told 9News.

The Australian news outlet says detectives have been conducting a significant search over the past few days to find Stiler.

He's been described as 175cm (or about 5 feet, 8 inches) with a thin body build and brown hair.

Wodonga Police Service
Wodonga Police Service

Police say Benjamin Stiler (pictured above) is likely still armed and is known to frequent the areas of Albury, Wodonga and Beechworth.

No arrests have been made in this case yet, but if you or someone you know saw something, has cameras in the area or knows the location of Benjamin Stiler, please take the moment to contact Crime Stoppers.

Read more at 9News

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