A mother-of-four has been shot dead at her home close Geelong as her young little girl rested in another room.
Police and crisis administrations were called to the Conrad Court property in Whittington soon after 9pm yesterday.
When they landed on the scene, they discovered 31-year-old Emily Miller experiencing a discharge twisted to her middle.
Rescue vehicle Victoria hurried Ms Miller to clinic, however she kicked the bucket from her wounds.
Companions revealed to 9News the mum's eighteen-month-old girl was home dozing at the season of the shooting and maintained a strategic distance from damage.
The grandma and uncle of two of the lady's kids recounted their destruction.
"She's a cherishing mum and that is all that made a difference. She didn't merit this, nobody does. It's simply ghastly," Doreen Forehan said.
"Not to overlook that there's four minimal blameless kids in this that have lost their mum so it's simply decimating."
"(She was) a little character, simply loaded with vitality," Trent Forehan included.
Her 25-year-former beau was captured at the home, and keeps on being addressed by police in guardianship.
This evening agents brought in the SES to start a look of a close-by hold for the weapon, suspected to be a shotgun.
No charges have been laid.
Anyone with data is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.