Man arrested after fatal shooting in Geelong suburb

Police have arrested a man following a fatal shooting in the Geelong suburb of Whittington on Monday night.

Paramedics were called to a property on Boundary Road in Whittington, a residential suburb of Geelong, following reports a man had been shot at 7.20pm.

The 31-year-old Whittington man was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

Police arrested a 39-year-old Whittington man in Leopold just before 6am and were interviewing him on Tuesday morning.

Police say the men are known to each other.

A crime scene was set up and the homicide squad travelled to Geelong on Monday night.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the circumstances surrounding the incident were still being established, but "at this early stage it’s believed the parties are known to one another".

"Detectives have a number of follow-up inquiries to make in relation to those involved," she said.

Locals reported hearing a police helicopter circling overhead for several hours following the incident as police searched for the alleged offender.

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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