Man arrested after shooting incident

A 24-YEAR-OLD Footscray man has been arrested after a police shooting early on Monday morning in which two officers shot at a stolen car that was speeding towards them.

The drama occurred at 12.40am in Maribyrnong, in the inner west, after two Footscray officers checked the vehicle's registration because it was driving down Chifley Drive, a dead-end road.

Assistant Commissioner Andrew Crisp said police had shot ''a number of rounds'' at the vehicle as it drove at them.

A short time later, two women arrived at the Western Hospital, one with a gunshot wound to her leg. The man driving the car remained at large.

At 8.10pm on Monday, Special Operations Group members arrested a man at a Melton address in Melbourne's west. He is helping police with inquiries.


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