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30 Dec 2019 | 09:21 PM UTC

Australia: One fatality following shooting in Yarraville (Melbourne) December 31

At least one person has died in a shooting in Yarraville (Melbourne) on December 31; avoid the area

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Event

At approximately 10:30 (local time) on Tuesday, December 31, police responded to reports of a shooting in Yarraville (Melbourne). At least one woman has died, and another two men are in critical condition - one of whom is under police guard. Local police are deployed to the scene as of 14:00 and have closed the surrounding streets, including Salisbury Street and Gordon Parade. Details are still emerging. Avoid the area. 

An investigation into the attack is underway. A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident in the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.