Man charged with murder over shooting death at Melbourne tyre business

Man charged with murder over shooting death at Melbourne tyre business

Man charged with murder over shooting death at Melbourne tyre business

Updated 21 October 2017, 2:00 AEDT

Police charge a 40-year-old Hillside man with murder and attempted murder over a shooting outside a Melbourne tyre business that left one man dead and another in hospital.

Police have charged a 40-year-old Hillside man with murder and attempted murder over a shooting outside a tyre business in Melbourne's north-west on Friday that left one man dead and another in hospital.

Police were called to the business on Westwood Drive in Ravenhall about 2:15pm and said a number of shots were fired.

Witnesses told the ABC both men were screaming after the incident and a white car sped from the scene, which is in an industrial area near Ravenhall Prison.

Several people came out to help the men and called triple-0. Both were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

A 40-year-old man later died in hospital and a 36-year-old man remains in a serious but stable condition.

The accused will appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court later today.

Witness Russell McInley said the incident was scary.

"I was just sitting in work and heard shots," he said.

"I thought it was a car backfiring then when I heard the scream and I've just gone 'hang on'.

"So I've come outside and seen the guy on the ground and had to go across and saw two people shot."

Mitchell Gilbert said it was a reasonably quiet area and the shooting was "pretty shocking".

"I heard a lot of screaming. I was working inside and I had to go grab something from the ute and come out and just heard a lot of screaming and a lot of chaos going on," he said.

"It's just weird that it can happen in this kind of area.

"It's like you think you're pretty safe in a big work environment during the middle of the day but then this happens. It changes things a bit."

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