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Monday, 07 March 2016 07:57

1 dead, 2 injured in Sydney shooting, 7-hour hostage situation

1 dead, 2 injured in Sydney shooting, 7-hour hostage situation
One person has been killed and two others injured in a shooting during a 7-hour-hostage situation at a factory on the outskirts of Sydney. Local media report the gunman was shot dead and the three hostages have been released.

The incident took place on Monday when a man armed with an automatic weapon, believed to be AK74, took hostages at a local factory.

"Negotiators and a tactical response team are at the scene and trying to gain access to the building," a police spokeswoman told Reuters.

Local news stations reported that businesses have been placed under lockdown and a one-kilometer exclusion zone has been established.

Police later arrested a man for “hindering” the investigations.

“On arrival police found three males, one deceased and two others with gunshot wounds. The deceased is 43-years-old,” Acting Commander Mark Brett told the press. One of the surviving victims is undergoing surgery, while the other suffered “superficial” wounds to the lower part of the body.

According to AAP there were two victims. One has been shot in the leg and the other in the shoulder. They were taken to Liverpool Hospital.

Later, local 7News said that the 7-hour siege in the factory was over, adding that the gunman was killed in the standoff.

MG

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