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Monday, 07 March 2016 17:22

Two killed, 2 injured in western Sydney shooting

Two killed, 2 injured in western Sydney shooting
At least two people, including the gunman, have been killed in a hostage taking situation at a factory on the outskirts of the Australian city of Sydney.

According to the reports, the incident occurred at a sign-making business in an industrial area of Ingleburn, some 40 km southwest of Sydney, on Monday at 5pm local time (0600GMT) when police were informed of an alleged hostage taking situation.

According to reports, armed police stormed into the factory building after a six-hour siege, finding three injured men and one dead person at the scene.

"On arrival police found three males, one deceased and two others with gunshot wounds," said Police Inspector Mark Brett.

The suspected gunman had reportedly taken the three people hostage inside the building.

Referring to the injured people, he said “one is undergoing emergency surgery, the other has superficial wounds to the lower part of his body."

Police said in a statement that the captor, 33, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The identity of the gunman as well as the reason behind the shooting is not clear yet.

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