Bowral: police shoot man twice

January 19: A 22-year-old man was shot twice by police in the southern highlands on Saturday morning, police say. The man was shot in the right shoulder and the left side of his chest on Shepherd Street, Bowral, police say. The shooting occurred after the police claim the man made threats.

Paramedics were called at 6.50am and arrived to find a man with gunshot wounds.

A Shepherd Street resident told Fairfax Media she heard shouts and then a gunshot. She saw police swarm around a man on the ground.

The injured man was taken to a Wilton parachute base and flown to Liverpool Hospital by an Ambulance Service helicopter. A spokesperson from Liverpool Hospital confirmed that the man was in a serious condition.

NSW Police have launched an investigation into the ”critical incident”. A crime scene has been established on Shepherd Street. The State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and the Professional Standards Command are also conducting inquiries.

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