Three men dead in suspected murder-suicide in Kirkstall, south west of Melbourne, Victoria

Three men dead in suspected murder-suicide in Kirkstall, south west of Melbourne, Victoria 2
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Three men dead in suspected murder-suicide as two are ‘shot and mowed down by a car’ before police find ‘gunman’ dead in house

  • Two men with fatal wounds found roadside 275km south west of Melbourne
  • A third man, believed to be the gunman, was found dead in a house nearby 
  • Crime scene set up at on Kirkstall-Koroit Road in Kirkstall, near Warrnambool 
  • Anyone with information urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 
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Three men have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide in a small town in regional Victoria. 

Emergency services were called to Kirkstall, near Warrnambool at around 10.20am on Friday morning where they found two men, who are yet to be identified, with gunshot wounds. 

The two men died at the scene despite paramedics efforts to save them. It is believed the pair were shot and then mowed down by a vehicle. 

Police said a third man, believed to be the gunman, was found dead at a property nearby shortly after the shooting.  

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It's believed two men have died after being shot and mowed down by a car on the side of the road  in Kirkstall, 75km south-west of Melbourne (pictured, emergency services on Kirkstall-Koroit Road, Kirkstall)

It’s believed two men have died after being shot and mowed down by a car on the side of the road  in Kirkstall, 75km south-west of Melbourne (pictured, emergency services on Kirkstall-Koroit Road, Kirkstall)

Police said a third man, believed to be the gunman, was found dead at a property nearby on Chamberlain Street shortly after  the shooting (pictured, emergency services on  Kirkstall-Koroit Road)

Police said a third man, believed to be the gunman, was found dead at a property nearby on Chamberlain Street shortly after  the shooting (pictured, emergency services on  Kirkstall-Koroit Road)

Police remain tight-tipped about the incident during the early stage of inquiries.  

‘Both men, who are yet to be formally identified, died at the scene,’ a police statement read.

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‘The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined. More information will be provided when known.’

A witness who lives nearby told 9News she heard at least two gunshots before hearing a vehicle speed off. 

‘The exact circumstances surrounding the deaths are yet to be determined at this stage, however detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the matter,’ Victoria Police said in a statement.

Police are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.

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Kirkstall is a small town 275km south west of Melbourne with a population of less than 400 residents.

A witness told Police she heard at least two gunshots and the sound of a vehicle speeding off shortly before the grim discovery (pictured, police vehicle on Kirkstall-Koroit Road)

A witness told Police she heard at least two gunshots and the sound of a vehicle speeding off shortly before the grim discovery (pictured, police vehicle on Kirkstall-Koroit Road)

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