Geelong, Victoria: Assassination attempts for fatal ‘targeted’ shooting of a man after a highway accident

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Murder bombings for fatal ‘targeted’ shooting of a man on the side of a highway after an early morning crash

  • A man is charged with murder after a deadly shooting on the Princes Highway
  • The fatal incident took place at 6 a.m. on Saturday at Corio near Geelong
  • Police believe the murder was a targeted shooting after a collision with two vehicles

Victoria police have charged one person with the death of a man after a car accident in Geelong.

The incident took place on the Princes Highway near Corio at around 6am on Saturday, police said.

Police believe the shooting was a targeted attack.

A silver station wagon with a driver and two passengers turned onto a service road to access the highway when a truck hit it and caused extensive damage.

Then the occupant of another vehicle, which had followed the silver car, approached the crash and reportedly fired a gun at the occupants before fleeing.

Police were called to Princes Highway off Harpur Road at 6 a.m., after which the murder commission quickly arrived on the scene (stock image)

Police were called to Princes Highway off Harpur Road at 6 a.m., after which the murder commission quickly arrived on the scene (stock image)

A 43-year-old Corio man died of gunshot wounds on the spot.

Two other men – aged 25 and 26 – were taken to Geelong University Hospital with minor injuries in the crash.

Police said on Sunday evening that a 26-year-old Corio man had been interviewed by detectives and charged with murder.

He was remanded in custody and will appear before the Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A 25-year-old Corio man who assisted the police was released pending further investigation.

The truck driver was not injured.

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