A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a young woman and wounding two others, as police continue to investigate the attack.
Victor Lautens, 25, was arrested in Melbourne, west of Melbourne, on Friday afternoon.
Police are now searching for a white male who fled the scene of the shooting at the Victoria and Bondi avenues apartments.
“We have two other individuals we are actively looking for, and we are currently looking for the white male involved,” a Melbourne police spokesman said.
Mr Lauten was arrested on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, the spokesman said, and was taken to a Melbourne Police station.
The police spokesman could not say whether Mr Lautans involvement in the attack was linked to the man arrested earlier in the day.
It is not clear whether the woman who was shot in the leg was injured during the attack or was also taken to hospital.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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Cops are investigating the death of an Australian woman who had been shot by a man who opened fire in a Melbourne shopping mall on Friday.
She was taken in critical condition to hospital, where she died.
Her husband, who lives in the country, told Fairfax Media the shooting was an “out of control act”.
“There are a lot of problems in Cambodia,” he said.
“We don’t want to be in this country, but there are a number of problems we can’t solve.”
We need to avoid this kind of thing.
“People have been shooting at each other in crowded areas and people are dying, but we are very scared.”
Crowds of people have gathered in central Victoria after police shot and killed a man at a Melbourne Mall in a deadly rampage that has prompted calls for stricter gun control laws.
Victoria’s coronial inquest into the death is expected to begin next week.
In a statement, Mr Lattens’ lawyer said his client was “a hard-working young man with a good heart”.
“Victorian Police Service officers acted appropriately and with compassion and professionalism in apprehending Victorians who were in breach of the peace, Mr Gauten said.”
This was a matter for the police and the coroner to decide.
“His family, friends and supporters will continue to stand by his side as we move forward with the inquest.”
Police are searching for the man who fled after the shooting.
He was taken into custody in Melbourne on Friday, and is due to appear in court next week, the police spokesman confirmed.
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