Man is left fighting for life after he was shot in the chest by police on a suburban street
- Man shot in Sydney’s southwest on Sunday
- He has been rushed to hospital with critical injuries
A man is fighting for life after being shot in the chest by police on a suburban street in Sydney‘s southwest.
Police were reportedly called to a domestic violence incident on Williams Street, Yagoona, just after 9am on Sunday to reports a man was threatening another person with a knife.
Officers tried to use a taser to subdue the man, but he managed to attack one of the cops.
The other officer then reportedly shot the man in the chest.
He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
The incident is being investigated by a critical incident team and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting in Sydney’s southwest on Sunday morning
The man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with wounds to his chest
The incident comes just days after a man was shot dead in Auburn police station after lunging at officers with a knife.
The Indian national had moments earlier stabbed a cleaner at nearby Auburn train station about 12am on Tuesday.
The officers worked to save the 32-year-old man’s life but he was later declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
Detectives from the counter terrorism squad are investigating the stabbing.
An investigation into the incident is now underway
More to come.