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Tragic and quirky stories engage News' online audience

The News looks back at what people in Shepparton found the most interesting stories featured online.

CHLOE WARBURTON December 31, 2012 4:38am

Milvan Muto having his house raided by police was the most viewed online story on The News’ website in 2012.

1.Police question Milvan Muto — 10547 views

The breaking news that police had raided the home of City of Greater Shepparton councillor Milvan Muto on August 6 quickly gained momentum, with hundreds of pageviews within minutes.

Police seized computer equipment during the raid, which is part of an ongoing investigation into illegal recordings of City of Greater Shepparton councillors.

2.Shepparton boy dies at soccer field — 6984 views

The region was shocked when The News reported a nine-year-old boy, later named as Zac Murfett, was killed in a collision at a soccer tournament on September 8.

Police believe Zac was playing at McEwen Reserve, Shepparton when he chased a ball into the car park and was struck by a four-wheel drive just before 1pm.

Zac’s mother Donna later told The News that her son’s motto was ‘‘adventure is out there’’.

3.Man critically injured in Kialla shooting — 5998 views

On May 26, a 20-year-old Shepparton man was shot in Emperor Rd, Kialla. Neighbours reported hearing six loud bangs and one reported seeing a man being carried under the arms of others with ‘‘a lot of blood’’ coming from his stomach area. Police confirmed a man had been shot once in his left hip.

For the top-15 most popular online stories and what got people talking on Facebook, grab a copy of today’s News.

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