Shooting, fire make for dramatic morning in Coburg
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.
Unattended cooking is believed to have sparked a blaze that’s gutted the popular Harding Corner Cafe in Coburg early this morning.
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MFB commander Steve Watts says a worker was there at the time of the fire about 2.10am, but escaped uninjured.