Melbournians were shocked by the death of a woman who visited the Eastland shopping center on Thursday morning. The woman fell down from the third-storey balcony to the basement. She died near the escalators on the ground floor at the entrance of a car park.
Paramedics were called on the spot to treat the victim, who was in critical condition. However, she soon died at the scene. An emergency services spokeswoman said that the death of the woman at Eastland shopping center was not being treated as suspicious at this stage of the investigation. Police have prepared a report for the coroner, who already arrived at the spot. The shops in the Melbourne shopping hub are still open but the escalators have been closed.
The authorities operating the Eastland shopping center did not make any public announcements. Hence, the shoppers continued to wander about the shops. “We are deeply saddened by the incident and our thoughts go out to the family of the person involved,” The Age quoted shopping center’s general manager Steve Edgerton as saying. “Our priority now is to provide support to our staff, retail partners and guests as best as we can, and counseling services have been made available to those affected. We continue to co-operate with the authorities as they undertake their response.”
Police are investigating the matter and trying to unveil the circumstances surrounding the death. Moreover, the officers have also asked for public assistance. Anyone with information is requested to call on to Crime Stoppers on 1800-333-000 or log on to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.
Melbourne Shopping Center Murder Last Week
A Melbourne shopping center murder grabbed Australians’ attention last week in which the accused used a sword to kill the victim. CCTV footage was also obtained. One 36-year-old David Dick was attacked and murdered with a sword-like weapon. Police claimed that the victim had a long criminal history.
The officers also stated that he was targeted as the suspect. He was seen in the footage even the day before the murder on the same spot at the same time. Investigators, however, have released clear images of the suspected murderer. They are sure that somebody would definitely recognize him and provide the required details.