Man injured in PSO shooting

A man has been injured during a PSO shooting in Melbourne’s CBD tonight.

Police and PSOs were responding to an unrelated incident on the Princes Street Bridge just after 5.30pm on Friday, 9 February.

At this early stage in the investigation, it’s believed a man armed with broken glass confronted several PSOs.

Two PSOs have deployed OC spray which didn’t appear to have any affect.

One PSO discharged his firearm, with the man being struck once.

He was taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident is not terror related and there is no danger to the community.

Armed Crime Squad detectives will investigate the incident which will be oversighted by Professional Standards Command, as per standard protocol when a firearm is discharged.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam or CCTV footage, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

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