An elderly man accused of killing two neighbours was shot at by police during a dramatic altercation at a Mordialloc unit block.
A man accused of killing his two neighbours was shot at by police after the dramatic alternation at a unit block.
The chaos unfolded at Mordialloc, in Melbourne, on Thursday night after the elderly man allegedly started shooting at his neighbours.
Police and emergency services responded to reports of gunshots at McDonald Street after 9pm.
Two men, aged 62 and 72, were critically injured and attended to at the scene, but died from their injuries.
Homicide squad boss Detective Inspector Dean Thomas said the man pointed a gun at police after being confronted at the unit block.
A shot was fired by one officer but it did not hit the 73-year-old.
The man was later taken into custody and is assisting police. No one else is sought in relation to the incident.
One witness told 3AW the accused greeted a group of elderly residents while leaving the property, moments before seeing an elderly man shoot at the group.
The witness said he then drove to a nearby police station and reported the shooting.
Police believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute between neighbours at the block.