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MELBOURNE SHOOTING IN CARPARK OVERNIGHT
Sheesh, this is scary.
A man in his 20s has been left with multiple gunshot wounds after being shot in a carpark in Melbourne last night.
The shooting happened in a 24-hour shopping mall in Campbellfield around 9:30pm at the intersection of Sydney and Mahoney Roads.
The Herald Sun spoke to a witness, who said the man appeared to have wounds to his groin and legs.
“There were people with kids, and a witness was holding a baby. People were screaming and yelling. It was chaos.”
The man has been taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.
SUSSAN LEY REPLACED WITH GREG HUNT
Greg Hunt has been named to replace Sussan Ley as Malcom Turnbull’s new health minister today.
Hunt is currently Industry Minister, and is expected to fill the role, which was left vacant after Sussan Ley resigned amid a tax-payer expenses controversy.
Mr Hunt’s cabinet colleague, Arthur Sinodinos, will take on industry science and innovation portfolio as Hunt steps up to the plate as health minister.
QLD: PUPPY FARM FOUND AT GLENARBON
A puppy farm has been found in central Queensland, at a property in Glenarbon.
The home was raided on Monday morning - the owner, Haris Ljuhar, 40, was charged with weapons and drug-related offences.
The Courier Mail is reporting the search warrant was not related to animal welfare, but during the raid, over 100 dogs were found - authorities called the RSPCA to assist.
There is now an investigation underway to find out whether the puppy farm was being used as a means to bankroll illegal dog fighting.
Officers reported inadequate shelter for the animals, as well as putrid and insufficient water.
Two dogs required immediate emergency treatment at the property. The remaining dogs were taken to the Animal Welfare Campus in Wacol.
FLESH EATING DISEASE HITS WESTERN SYDNEY
A woman and a man from Mt Druitt in Sydney’s West have both been admitted to the Blacktown Hospital with a life-threatening condition called necrotising fasciitis, which can EAT infected skin and muscle - drastic surgery to cut out impacted areas is the only way to treat the disease.
As many as one in five who get the infection can die.
The 57-year-old man has suffered the most, reports say it has attacked his flesh all down his legs and feet.
Both patients are both in a stable condition in hospital.