Police lay charges after Richmond non-fatal shooting

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have charged a man following an alleged non-fatal shooting that occurred in Richmond last week.

Two men were arrested yesterday afternoon after a man was located on Sunday in Muir Street with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his lower body.

The shooting is alleged to have occurred on Hoddle Street on 27 September.

The 43-year-old victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Warrants were executed by detectives from the Armed Crime Squad with the support from Yarra Crime Investigation Unit at three properties in Richmond last night.

A firearm was located, along with ammunition, mobile phones, clothing and an electric scooter.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with:

• Intentionally cause serious injury;

• Prohibited person use firearm (x2);

• Commit indictable offence whilst on bail’

• Possess ammunition without licence;

• Possess amphetamine; and

• Possess cannabis

He was remanded and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

A second man, aged in his 20s, who was also arrested yesterday afternoon has been released pending further enquiries and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppervic.com.au

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