31-year-old man charged following non-fatal shooting incident in Melbourne

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1st March 2024 – (Melbourne) Australian police have confirmed that a man has been charged after a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred earlier this week in Melbourne. The incident left another male injured, although his injuries were not life-threatening.

Authorities responded to the incident after receiving reports of a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his upper body in a suburb of Melbourne’s southeast. The victim was promptly taken to a nearby hospital, where he received treatment for his injuries.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the shooting resulted from an altercation between two groups of men who were familiar with each other.

In the aftermath of the incident, police carried out several search warrants, leading to the seizure of two imitation handguns, a set of nunchucks, ammunition, and substances suspected to be methylamphetamine and cannabis.

On Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials arrested a 31-year-old individual in Hallam, located approximately 35 km southeast of Melbourne’s central business district. The alleged shooter now faces multiple charges, including intentionally causing serious injury, endangering life with reckless conduct, using an unregistered firearm, using a firearm in a public place, possessing ammunition, and committing an indictable offense while on bail.