Landsborough shooting leaves man dead

HOMICIDE Squad detectives are investigating following the fatal shooting of a man in Landsborough on Tuesday night.

Officers were called to a residence on Landsborough-Barkly Road about 7.30pm after reports that a man had been shot.

Police found a 53-year-old man dead at the scene. 

A 21-year-old man was arrested and has been released pending further inquiries. 

Detectives will remain in the area on Thursday as the investigation continues. 

Wednesday, 7am

A man has been shot dead and another man has been arrested at a home in Landsborough, about 40 kilometres west of Avoca.

Police were called to a home on Landsborough-Barkly Road about 7.30pm on Tuesday after reports a man had been shot.

Officers had to negotiate with a 21-year-old man inside the premises.

He surrendered peacefully to police about 10.30pm and officers entered the residence.

They found a 53-year-old man deceased inside..

The 21-year-old has been taken into custody and is assisting police with inquiries.

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