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Vic: Man shot dead by police

11 Dec 2008 10:02 PM

MELBOURNE, Dec 11 AAP - A man has been shot dead by police in a park in Melbourne's inner north.

Few details are available at this stage, but the shooting happened in parkland near the Northcote Plaza shopping centre in Separation Street, Northcote, about 9.30pm (AEDT) on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said.

"It appears we have shot someone. I have no further details but I have been advised he's now deceased," the spokeswoman said.