Police swoop on Melbourne street with guns drawn amid reports of shooting

UPDATE at 2:20 PM | ONE man is dead and another is in custody following a shooting in Melbourne’s west.

Heavily armed police swooped on Poole Street in Deer Park around 2.30pm AEDT following reports of shots fired.

It’s understood officers arrived to find a man dead in the street, his body found lying on a footpath outside a house.


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Police have confirmed a second man, believed to be known to the victim, has been taken into custody.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident and the man’s death are yet to be determined, police said.

More than a dozen police vehicles swooped on the suburban street, with witnesses reporting seeing officers in bulletproof vests approaching a house with their guns drawn.

The area remains locked down.

FIRST at 1:45 PM | POLICE have swooped on a suburb in Melbourne’s west with their guns drawn amid reports of a shooting.

It’s understood emergency services were called to Poole Street in Deer Park around 2.30pm AEDT.

According to witnesses, there is a heavy police presence in the area, including officers in bulletproof vests.

A witness told 3AW “14 police cars” had surrounded a house near the corner of Poole Street and Station Road.

Photos on social media show heavily armed police approaching the house with shields.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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