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Shooting, fire make for dramatic morning in Coburg

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It’s been an eventful morning in Coburg with a shooting and fire in separate incidents.

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COBURG NORTH SHOOTING

A man is fighting for life in hospital following a shooting in Coburg North.

The Stay Inn on Sydney Rd is now a crime scene after the incident this morning.

Police say witnesses heard a fight before a gunshot at about 3.30am.

A man aged in his 30s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition with a leg injury as a result of the shooting.

He also has a gash to his head, but it’s not a bullet-wound.

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses say the argument may have involved long-term residents, and was possibly about rent.

COBURG FIRE

Unattended cooking is believed to have sparked a blaze that’s gutted the popular Harding Corner Cafe in Coburg early this morning.

MFB commander Steve Watts says a worker was there at the time of the fire about 2.10am, but escaped uninjured.

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