Murder investigation continues after man found shot dead in backyard shed

A MAN has been found shot dead in a tin shed in the backyard of a house southeast of Melbourne.

The man, believed to be aged in his 60s, was found with a fatal gunshot wound in the shed of a Station Crescent home shortly before 11am on Saturday.

Police say they are treating the man’s death as suspicious and Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.


Neighbours have described the victim as a “typical battler” and a “lovely man” who “helped everyone out”.

A 45-year-old Baxter man was arrested yesterday but has since been released, pending further inquiries.

He is believed to be known to the deceased man.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.