Source: Xinhua
Editor: huaxia
2023-09-17 19:33:00
SYDNEY, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A critical incident investigation has commenced in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) after a man was injured in a police shooting on Sunday.
NSW Police Force said in a statement that at about 4:40 p.m. local time, emergency services were called to Chisholm Street at Darlinghurst, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, for a welfare check.
Upon arrival, officers were confronted by a 32-year-old man armed with a knife.
“The man allegedly approached officers and NSW Ambulance paramedics whilst armed, before a constable discharged their firearm,” said the police.
The man was later taken to the hospital in a stable condition.
NSW Police Force noted that a crime scene was established with a number of residential streets also closed.
This is the second critical incident investigation this week involving officers who have caused death or serious injury to a civilian during police operations.
At about 9:45 p.m. local time on Thursday, a responding unit gained entry to a property on Mitchell Street in Stockton, a suburb of Newcastle.
After police implemented a number of tactical options, including the use of a Taser and a bean bag round, a 47-year-old woman was taken into custody and later died in the hospital.