1. Shooting in Melbourne: Man dead, woman held hostage in Brighton

Shooting in Melbourne: Man dead, woman held hostage in Brighton

After a loud explosion that was heard in an apartment in Melbourne, Australia, a man has reportedly been shot dead and a woman is currently held hostage in the same apartment in Brighton on Monday afternoon.

By: | Updated: June 5, 2017 3:54 PM
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After a loud explosion that was heard in an apartment in Melbourne, Australia, a man has reportedly been shot dead and a woman is currently held hostage in the same apartment in Brighton on Monday afternoon. According to reports in Huffington Post, within less than an hour of an explosion inside the building, a hostage situation is reportedly on. Soon after the explosion, the police quickly arrived at the location and warned people to avoid the area as the situation unfolded. Victoria Police specialist units are currently on the scene and have confirmed that they were dealing with a fatal shooting and a hostage situation.

In a Tweet, Victoria Police told that they are attempting to negotiate with a man in one of the apartments. It is believed that he has a woman inside with him who he is not allowing him to leave.

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The police have closed the roads in and around the locality and have urged people to avoid the area until the the situation comes under control. The reports also suggest that there were 30 or 40 rounds of gunfire.

In the latest update, the incident has been termed as a domestic dispute and not related to any terror attack. According to the reports by News Executive, the gunman has been shot dead by the police after he killed a man and took a female hostage. Meanwhile, the hostage has not been harmed and is reported to be doing fine.

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