Six arrested over Melbourne shooting

Six men have been arrested and three charged after gunshots were allegedly fired into a Melbourne home overnight.

Six men have been arrested and three charged with various firearms offences after shots were allegedly fired into a home in North Melbourne overnight.

Police allege shots were fired at the home around 1:30am, with two 18-year-old men from Epping arrested a short time after.

Another four men, including a 20-year-old Epping man, two 20-year-old men from Lalor and a 21-year-old Lalor man were arrested a few hours later.

The 21-year-old and two 18-year-olds were charged with reckless conduct endanger life, armed with criminal intent, theft of motor vehicle and other firearm related offences.

The other three men were released pending further inquiries.

The two 18-year-olds were also charged with home invasion and associated offences over a separate incident that occurred in Narre Warren in South East Melbourne last month.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Simon Pengelly from the Armed Crime Squad said crimes involving firearms were particularly concerning in terms of public safety.

“We know that incidents such as this which involve firearms cause significant concern across the broader community,” he said.

“Rest assured; the indiscriminate use of illicit firearms remains a key focus for Victoria Police. We are committed to targeting those involved in this type of offending and holding them to account.”

The trio were due to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

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