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'Multiple' victims in Australia shooting: Police

A general view of Melbourne, where police said multiple people were shot in the city's Prahran district
A general view of Melbourne, where police said multiple people were shot in the city's Prahran district AFP/File
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Sydney (AFP)

A shooting in the Australian city of Melbourne early Sunday has left "multiple" victims, police said.

"Investigators believe multiple people were shot outside a nightclub near Little Chapel Street and Malvern Road about 3:20 am," the Victoria Police said in a statement.

It did not give any more details including the condition of the victims, but said the shooting occurred in Melbourne's Prahran district.

"The exact circumstances are still being established," the police said.

Mass shootings are rare in Australia, which has strict gun laws introduced after 35 people were killed in 1996 at Port Arthur in Tasmania.

A murder-suicide last year which left seven members of a family dead in Western Australia was the country's worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur case.

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