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Man, 25, is charged over fatal Love Machine nightclub shooting

Man, 25, is charged over fatal Love Machine nightclub shooting that left two people dead and four injured

  • A man has been charged over a fatal Melbourne shooting that left two men dead
  • The 25-year-old  was arrested on Sunday at Epping,  in the north of  Melbourne 
  • Aaron Khalid Osmani, 37, and Richard Arow, 28, were gunned down on April 14 
  • They were both standing outside the Love Machine nightclub in Melbourne 
  • The victim’s families have spoken out about the impact of the shootings on them 

A man has been charged over a fatal shooting at a Melbourne nightclub that left two people dead and four others injured.

Security guard Aaron Khalid Osmani, 37, and Richard Arow, 28, died after they were shot outside the Love Machine nightclub in Prahran on April 14.

Four others were injured when shots were fired from a stolen black Porsche SUV, which was later found burnt out in the northern suburb of Wollert.

The 25-year-old man was arrested on Sunday morning at Epping, in Melbourne’s north.

Richard Arow, 28, died after he was shot outside the Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne, on April 14.

Security guard Aaron Khalid Osmani, 37, (pictured left) and Richard Arow, 28, (pictured rightr) died after they were shot outside the Love Machine nightclub in Prahran on April 14.

He was charged with accessory after the fact to murder, prohibited person possess firearm, stalking, make threats to kill and other offences.

He will face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Sunday. 

The family of security guard Aaron Osmani hopes to get answers for their ‘son, brother and friend’.

Relatives of the murdered pair previously said the killers acted with inhumanity, violence and carelessness.  

Richard Arow’s girlfriend Rebekah Spinks was with him on the night he died, and said she was only about five metres away from him when it happened.   

‘What this has done to the family is actually so catastrophic… these men were just so callous,’ Ms Spinks told reporters earlier this month.

‘They just had no regard for humanity at all, because not just Richard and Aaron and the people who were injured, but everyone, including me on the street, was a target that night, and they didn’t care who they were hurting.’

She described him as the ‘strongest man with the softest heart.’

‘They took the life of a really great man but the destroyed the life of hundreds of people and families that are affected by it.’

She said she was still in disbelief and the killers didn’t deserve to walk the streets. 

Richard Arow (pictured with his girlfriend Rebekah Spinks) died in hospital after he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting

Richard Arow (pictured with his girlfriend Rebekah Spinks) died in hospital after he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting

Friends of Mr Arow (pictured left with friends inside a different nightclub) posted tributes about him on social media after his death. He was described as a loving and great friend

Friends of Mr Arow (pictured left with friends inside a different nightclub) posted tributes about him on social media after his death. He was described as a loving and great friend

Mr Arow’s mother described her loss through a translator as senseless and unbearable.

She said that in taking her son’s life the killers had also taken hers.

Mr Arow had promised to repay her for bringing her family to Australia to build a new and better life, and was grateful for the opportunity to live in such a safe country. 

Mr Osmani’s family said he ‘had his whole life ahead of him.

‘It’s been two months since we lost Aaron but our family is still grieving a lot, especially our parents,’ the family said in a statement.  

Mr Arow was outside the Love Machine nightclub (crime scene pictured) in Prahran about 3.10am when four shots were fired from a stolen Porsche

Mr Arow was outside the Love Machine nightclub (crime scene pictured) in Prahran about 3.10am when four shots were fired from a stolen Porsche 

The car was torched in Wollert, north Melbourne after the 3am shooting at Love Machine in Prahran

 The car was torched in Wollert, north Melbourne after the 3am shooting at Love Machine in Prahran

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