Woman is killed and a man is left fighting for life after a shooting in Melbourne
- Woman died at the scene of a fatal shooting in Melbourne’s west on Tuesday
- Man fighting for life while another was taken to hospital under police guard
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A woman has been killed and another man is fighting for his life in hospital after a shooting in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Emergency services were called to Salisbury Street in Yarraville shortly before 10.30am on Tuesday following reports of shots being fired.
The woman died at the scene. Her age is yet to be disclosed.
One man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A second man is under police guard in hospital with ‘what also appears to be gunshot wounds’.
Detectives remain at the scene of a fatal shooting in Yarraville in Melbourne’s west
It’s understood one man is aged in his 20s while the other in his 50s.
Homicide Squad detectives are at the scene.
‘The exact circumstances regarding the shooting are yet to be determined,’ a police statement read.
Multiple streets surrounding the vicinity have been blocked off.
Residents told Seven News they heard two loud bangs.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The vicinity surrounding Salisbury Street (pictured) in Yarravillem is currently blocked