Two police officers have been shot dead after approaching a man’s property in Queensland.
An emergency situation has been declared for the town of Wieambilla about three hours west of Brisbane.
The Courier Mail reported several police officers came under fire from a man from inside a house as they walked up the property’s driveway.
There are reports there may have been two gunmen wearing camouflage.
One police officer was allegedly shot in the leg but managed to escape. The officer has been transported to Chinchilla Hospital.
Queensland Police confirmed “several” police crews are now at the property, urging residents in the emergency zone to stay indoors.
“Wains Road is closed, and the declaration zone encompasses the area between Chinchilla Tara Rd, Wieambilla Rd, Bennetts School Rd, and Mary Street,” police said.
“Residents within the declared areas must remain indoors until further notice, and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area.”
Authorities said a police operation “remains ongoing at a property on Wains Rd at Wieambilla” in an updated statement at 7.30pm.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.
More to come.
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