Victoria police are investigating the source of gun shots fired at the home of Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey on Sunday evening.

Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey. Photo: Darryl Sherer

Six rounds were reportedly fired from a semi-automatic rifle into the front door of Victoria’s chief steward at approximately 9.15am.

Police were alerted to the shooting by neighbours and spent much of the night at Bailey’s home in Melbourne gathering forensic evidence.

Racing Victoria chief executive Bernard Saundry issued a statement confirming the incident on Monday.

“Racing Victoria can confirm an incident overnight in which shots were fired into the family home of chairman of stewards Terry Bailey. Terry and his family were home at the time but no injuries were sustained,” Saundry said.

“Victoria Police are investigating the incident and we will afford them whatever support is necessary to ensure that the people responsible for this disgraceful act are brought to justice.

“The welfare of Terry and his family remains our number one priority and we ask that their privacy be respected at this distressing time.”