Man shot by police outside Melbourne KFC

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A man has been shot by police after a disturbance at a KFC restaurant in Melbourne.

He was hit in the lower body and taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, Victoria Police said.

They said officers responded to reports of people causing trouble at a restaurant on Lauderdale Road in Narre Warren, southeast of the city.

Man shot by Police outside KFC in Narre Warren.
The man was taken to hospital after being shot by a police officer. Source: 7News

"Officers were confronted with an agitated man wielding an edged weapon who charged at them," police said in a statement on Monday.

"A police firearm was discharged and the man was struck to the lower body."

Belinda, a caller to radio station 3AW, said the shooting happened outside the KFC across the road from the Narre Warren police station.

"It was a bit of a shock - as I was driving past, there were a couple of police members in the car park," she said.

Police blocked off the restaurant Monday afternoon following the incident. Source: 7News
Police blocked off the restaurant Monday afternoon following the incident. Source: 7News

"There was a guy there - they were spraying him and he was still coming at them."

The caller said she heard a shot, but wasn't sure at the time if it had been fired by a member of the public or a police officer. 

The armed crime squad will investigate the incident, with oversight from Professional Standards Command as per standard protocol following a police shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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