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