A man shot by police after a divisional van was rammed in Melbourne’s north has been linked to a hit on a nearby supermarket.
Two men were arrested after the police van was hit at Greenvale, in the city’s north about 5am on Thursday.
One of the men was shot and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“The exact circumstances surrounding what has occurred … (are) still being established, however, one of the men arrested, it is believed, has been shot by police,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
Federal and state police are remaining tight-lipped about the incident.
But the shooting might also be linked to a ram-raid with a bobcat at a Claudio’s IGA in Westmeadows, about six kilometres away.
When asked if the supermarket ramming was linked to the Greenvale incident, a store worker said “yes it is”, adding she had been told by police.
“Nothing was taken, only the ram raid with a bobcat, (it’s) mostly just damage. The cops are still here, with the AFP,” the worker, who did not want to be named, said.
“We just want to be up and running.”
Multiple crime sites are understood to have been set-up as the investigation continues.