William Street, Melbourne
William Street is a major street in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs roughly north-south from Flinders Street to Victoria Street, and is located in the western half of the Hoddle Grid.
2007 shooting incident
On Monday 18 June 2007, a shooting incident occurred on the corner of Flinders Lane and William Street when an unknown man shot and killed a pedestrian and wounded two others. Christopher Hudson later pleaded guilty to the shootings.
William Street's junction with Lonsdale Street forms the legal precinct of Melbourne. This junction is the location of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne Magistrates' Court and County Court. The Federal Court building, housing the High Court and other Federal courts, is located one block further north on the corner of William Street and La Trobe Street.
- One dead as police hunt Melbourne gunman. 18 June 2007. ABC News Online
- Hudson pleads guilty over Melbourne shootings - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- [www.vicbar.com.au/GetFile.ashx?file=VicBarNewsFiles/133ModernFuture for LegalPrecinct.pdf Modern Future for Victoria's Historic Legal Precinct - Victorian Bar]