Police on Wednesday have arrested two suspects – a man and a woman – for the murder of a father of five children in Bacchus Marsh.
Paul Hogan, 48, was shot in the head while sitting in his van that was parked outside his house in Labiliere Street on Tuesday morning. He died at around 8:20 a.m.
Detectives from the Homicide Squad, with assistance from the Special Operations Group, arrested a 33-year-old man from Thornbury at a house in Thomastown.
A 26-year-old woman who didn’t have a fixed address was also arrested on the same day, according to the Herald Sun.
Both suspects have been charged for the murder and are set to appear before the Magistrates Court in Melbourne on Thursday.
Hogan reportedly had five children with two different mothers. His girlfriend allegedly told a colleague that a “friend” from Thornbury was coming to fetch her from Bacchus Marsh because she and Hogan were having problems, according to The Age.
This latest shooting incident is one of many incidents that have taken place this year alone.
Three men were shot by two other men during a shootout in Westmeadows in northern Melbourne two weeks ago. All five men were involved in an altercation, and the two shooters fled the scene driving a dark-colored sedan.
The three victims who were aged 26, 28 and 37 were immediately taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Two of them were reported to be in stable condition while the third person was in critical condition.
Also three weeks ago, a man was shot dead and two other people were left injured during a shooting at a shopping center in Bankstown located in southwest Sydney.
The suspect was identified as Walid “Wally” Ahmed, who had already been connected to a fatal shooting at a repair shop in Condell Park that same month and was previously imprisoned for manslaughter.