Man charged after Vic highway shooting

·1-min read

Victoria police have charged one person over the shooting death of a man in the moments after a vehicle crash at Geelong.

The incident occurred on the Princes Highway at Corio about 6am on Saturday, police said.

Police believe the shooting was a targeted attack.

A silver station wagon with a driver and two passengers turned onto a service road to access the highway, when a truck hit it and caused extensive damage.

Then the occupant of another vehicle, which had been following the silver car, approached the crash and allegedly fired a gun at the occupants before fleeing.

A 43-year-old Corio man died at the scene from gunshot wounds.

Two other men - aged 25 and 26 - were taken to Geelong University Hospital with minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Police on Sunday night said a 26-year-old Corio man had been interviewed by detectives and charged with murder.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Geelong Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 25-year-old Corio man who was assisting police was released pending further inquires.

The truck driver was not injured.