Gunman Dead And Officer Injured In Sydney Shooting

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The officer is recovering at Westmead hospital.

Officers in Western Sydney have shot dead a man who fired bullets at Penrith Police Station following a shooting spree.

An officer is recovering in Westmead Hospital after a bullet him in the back of the head just after 9.30pm.

It’s believed the gunman approached police after getting out of a car with a pump-action 12 gauge shotgun.

Footage from witnesses shows him falling to the ground after being shot a number of times. Deputy Police Commissioner Jeff Loy has said the man “received fatal injuries and died at the scene”. 

It’s believed to be linked to shots fired at the front of St Marys Police Station about 15 minutes prior, which is about seven kilometres away, as well as at house at Marayong around 8.45pm.

Penrith and St Marys Police Station are closed for investigations.  There’s been no word on the motive, but it’s not believed to be terror related.

Written By Ange Anderson
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