Two people will face firearms charges over a shooting in the Victorian
city of Geelong that left a man critically injured.
man, aged in his 30s, was shot in the head and chest at a house in
Fairbairn Drive, Corio, shortly after 10pm (AEDT) on Monday.
man, who does not live at the address, was flown to the Royal Melbourne
Hospital in a critical condition, where his condition has stabilised.
Police charged two residents of the house, a 51-year-old man and a
27-year-old woman, with five counts of being a prohibited person in
charge of a weapon and one count each of possessing cartridge
The man appeared before a bail justice and was remanded in custody to appear in the Geelong
Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The woman was bailed to appear in the same court on December 17.
have ruled out any connection between Monday’s shooting and the death
of Torquay bikie Ross Brand, who was fatally wounded when he and three
other men ambushed by a gunman in a twin-cab utility parked outside the
Bandidos Geelong headquarters on October 22.
Another man was wounded in the shooting, one of a series involving motorcycle gangs in the region in the past two years.