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Critical incident investigation underway after shooting - Nowra

Saturday, 09 July 2022 03:44:53 PM

A critical incident investigation is underway after a man was shot by police responding to reports two people had been stabbed at Nowra this afternoon.

About 12.20pm (Saturday 9 July 2022), officers attached to South Coast Police District attended a unit on Albert Street, following a Triple Zero (000) call reporting a domestic violence-related incident.

Police arrived to find a woman suffering a stab wound to her neck. She was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A man was also located at the scene with a stab wound; he has been taken to Shoalhaven Hospital in a stable condition.

Police on scene were approached by another man who was armed with a knife. When the man threatened police, an officer discharged their firearm.

Police conducted CPR until paramedics took over; however, the man could not be revived.

A crime scene has been established and a knife has been seized, which will undergo forensic examination.

A critical incident team from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will also be subject to an independent review.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.