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choppers all over the place.

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One dead, gunman at large
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June 19, 2007

Are you in the vicinity? Send photos and video to 0406 THE AGE (0406 843 243 or email [email protected]

A man has died in the city after a multiple shooting by an armed offender still at large in the city.

At least three people were shot, reportedlty at a cafe. One man died as paramedics treated him.

Police have blocked all access to the Rialto building.

A Victoria Police spokesman said at least three shots had been fired in the Williams St and Flinder Lane area just before 8.30am.

"Police are in attendance at the scene and are looking for an armed offender in that area," he said

One person is being treated at the scene by paramedics and is believed to have gone into cardiac arrest after being shot.

Two others have been taken to hospital and are believed to be in critical conditions.

More to come

theage.com.au
 

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Wow. I was in the city early this morning too, but not over that side fortunately.


Edit: Just went outside to go to another building and there's choppers flying about everywhere. I counted at least four!
 

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What is it with Melbourne and this constant gun violence in public? What is going on?
Yeah its pretty bad huh? Whats even worse is that even with all this gun crime Melbourne still has the lowest violent crime rate of all the capitals....
 

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This happened on the corner at the rear my building. I work on the 3rd floor and can see directly towards Williams/Flinders Lane corner. Body is still there, and the whole area is blocked off.
 

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So is this what happened?

A man and a woman are in a taxi, they start arguing, the bloke gets out and pulls the woman out by her hair.

Two backpackers run over to intervene.

The bloke pulls out a gun, shoots the woman and the two backpackers and walks off.

One backpacker is now dead, the other backpacker and the woman are in hospital but still alive.
 

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So is this what happened?

A man and a woman are in a taxi, they start arguing, the bloke gets out and pulls the woman out by her hair.

Two backpackers run over to intervene.

The bloke pulls out a gun, shoots the woman and the two backpackers and walks off.

One backpacker is now dead, the other backpacker and the woman are in hospital but still alive.
It was actually two lawyers that went to the aid of the woman

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21925385-1702,00.html
 

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according to the Age - the woman who was involved in the incident (not the bystander) - just moved from Sydney recently...

i felt so upset re the killing - especially when innocent people who tried to help became the victim
what a lost of a human soul... he was a lawyer...? what a pity...

i hope that gunman is captured soon
 
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