Three shot dead in Queensland, including two police officers
Two criminals ‘in camouflage’ allegedly killed three persons, including two police officers, in QLD.
Two police officers and a civilian were shot dead at a Queensland home.
Wieambilla, three hours west of Brisbane, is in emergency.
Multiple police officers were fired on Monday afternoon as they walked up a driveway. The Courier Mail reports a 29-year-old male and 26-year-old female died.
QLD Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll confirmed three deaths in a press conference. She stated the suspects “haven’t been arrested.”
Ms. Carroll confirmed the deaths of three people, including two cops, in the Western Downs this afternoon.
Four officers went to Waynes Road in Wieabila to look for a missing NSW woman. Two officers were fatally shot at the scene.
A civilian was shot and killed. Another officer is hospitalized with a gunshot graze. Another cop escaped and is being treated.
Initial reports said two gunman wore camouflage.
Ms. Carroll said police don’t know the entire depth of what happened and called the situation “extraordinarily distressing on many levels.”
She offered condolences to officers’ families, friends, and coworkers.
“During this terrible moment, we’re thinking of them. These cops died protecting our community. I’d also like to thank the police and first responders who helped at the scene and are still there tonight.
This is the largest single loss of life in recent history.
“Several” police crews are at the property, and occupants are urged to stay indoors.
The declaration zone includes Chinchilla Tara Rd, Wieambilla Rd, Bennetts School Rd, and Mary Street.
Residents must stay indoors until further notice, while drivers and pedestrians should avoid the area.
In a 7.30pm update, authorities stated a police operation “remains continuing at a Wieambilla residence.”
Police were called to the isolated property by NSW Police about a missing person.
The 100-person community lies west of Brisbane.
Anthony Albanese tweeted sympathy to “those who are mourning tonight.”
“Terrible scenes in Wieambilla and a painful day for relatives and friends,” he wrote.
“Australia mourns with you tonight”
Garth Hamilton, a Groom MP, stated he “prays for our region’s police”
Chinchilla is experiencing a serious police situation tonight. Please heed local authorities, he stated on Facebook.