Victoria Coroner To Open Inquest Into Bourke St Massacre Next Week

It will be a complex one.

Victoria Coroner To Open Inquest Into Bourke St Massacre Next Week

The Victorian coroner will next week open an inquest into the deaths of six people run down by a car in Bourke Street earlier this year.

State Coroner Sara Hinchey will hold a directions hearing on July 20 at the Coroners' Court of Victoria to hear submissions on what the next steps of the investigation should be.

Counsel assisting will provide an opening statement on the facts leading to the coroner's investigation, which is running in parallel to a related criminal matter.

Six people died and dozens were injured when a car ploughed through the Bourke Street mall in the Melbourne CBD on January 20.

Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26, has been charged with multiple murder and attempted murder counts and is currently going through the courts.

Coroner Hinchey said earlier this year the inquest would be a complex one.

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