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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 June 2007, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK
Melbourne shooting suspect held
Covered body lying on ground and police
The dead man was a 43-year-old lawyer
A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in the Australian city of Melbourne has handed himself in after a massive manhunt, police say.

Christopher Wayne Hudson, 29, described as a Hells Angel biker, surrendered at a police station north of Melbourne.

Mr Hudson is suspected of killing one man and critically wounding another who came to the aid of a woman he was allegedly assaulting.

The woman, thought to be Mr Hudson's girlfriend, was also shot and wounded.

Taxi tussle

Police say Mr Hudson and his girlfriend were in the street, tussling over getting into a taxi, when two bystanders approached to help.

The gunman then shot all three at point blank range, police say.

A 43-year-old lawyer was killed. A 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old Dutch tourist were seriously wounded.

The city's business district had to be evacuated because of the incident.

Police say Mr Hudson was a member of the Hells Angels, who was shot twice last year during a violent brawl at a kick-boxing tournament in Queensland.

The shooting has shocked Australia, where tough gun laws ban most people from owning handguns.


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