Reports of an explosion in a service apartment block in Brighton, in Melbourne's eastern suburbs Police enter 'The Buckingham' to find a man's dead body on the foyer floor The building is placed into lockdown and the area outside is cordoned off Specialist police units can be seen outside 'The Buckingham'The Nepean Highway and Bay Streets are closed, disrupting peak hour traffic It is revealed a gunman is holding a woman hostage inside the apartments 'Severe gunfire' is heard ringing out from inside the apartment block Police exchange up to 40 shots with the gunman, killing him in the process He had reportedly stepped out of an apartment and began firing at police, leading to them returning fire Terrified residents in the area forced to run for their lives into a nearby Coles supermarket The call was reportedly fielded by Nicole Bland, Channel Seven's Chief of Staff, and left her 'chilled to the bone' by the conversation.Paul Dowsley, a Channel Seven journalist at the scene, said Ms Bland described the man's voice as 'very firm and the woman in the background was clearly distressed'.Spotted in some of the city's most colourful lane ways, including Flinders Lane, Duckboard Place and AC/DC Lane, the 28-year-old stunned in a camel coloured skirt from the brand's 2018 Cruise Show collection.Hailing from another of Maria Grazia Chiuri's applauded collections for the Parisian fashion house of Dior is this triumph of a skirt worn by starlet Elizabeth Olsen.The mid-length number features gorgeous printed detail, with a cinched, fitted waist and flared hem.The skirt won't be available to buy for a while as it's pretty much hot-off-the-catwalk, but a-line skirts are a wardrobe essential and therefore there are always good ones to shop, provided you know where to look.
A police spokesperson said they believe the 'bang' first reported was gunfire and not an explosion.As the exchange of gunfire rang out, residents in the area were forced to run for their lives to a nearby Coles supermarket as the volley of 30 to 40 shots rang out.Jack Reid, who was standing down the road from the serviced apartments when the gunfire rang out, said he and his friends ran for their lives.'I was standing on the corner across the road,' he told The Age.'I saw police pull out their guns, I heard about three dozen gun shots.An officer can be seen at the gates, moments before the exchange of gunfire (pictured)The gunman responsible for the act was well known to terror police in Victoria, with investigations ongoing about the link of terror to the attack.'Terrorism is one line of inquiry,' Victoria police deputy commissioner Andrew Crisp said.'We're extremely concerned about terrorism...we're very attuned to the threat of terrorism here in Melbourne.'Mr Crisp said when police arrived at the serviced apartments not long after pm they found a man dead on the floor of the foyer.On Saturday night, an event was held at the National Gallery of Victoria and was dubbed Australia's first MET Gala.