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Vic: Man shot dead by police

11 Dec 2008 11:23 PM

It's understood the shooting happened soon after a young man walked into a Kmart store in the shopping centre and demanded knives.

Witnesses said the man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was either given or took some knives and then left the store, slashing boxes on his way and behaving in a a very agitated manner.

Police remained at the scene of the shooting in the All Nations Park at Northcote late on Thursday night.

The Northcote police station is located near where the shooting occured.