A man has been shot dead by police after a “confrontation” in Sydney’s north-west this morning.
- Police were making inquiries about an outstanding warrant when the shooting occurred
- The shooting happened just a few hundred metres from a high school
- A critical incident team is now investigating the shooting
Several residential streets in Seven Hills were closed after the incident, which happened about 11:20am.
In a statement a NSW Police spokesperson said officers went to a home on Bulah Way “to conduct inquiries in relation to an outstanding warrant”.
“A physical confrontation ensued and a man was shot by police.”
The man could not be revived by police or paramedics.
Dozens of police officers and paramedics swarmed the area after the shooting and authorities were diverting traffic from the southern end of Best Road.
Residents were seen gathering at the entrance of Bulah Way, a one-way street, but many were unable to move past police.
Officers were seen speaking to a distressed woman just outside the home as another resident in the area comforted her.
A CareFlight helicopter was also seen landing in an oval near where the shooting occurred.
Seven Hills sits next to Blacktown and the shooting itself took place a few hundred metres from Hills Sports High School.
A critical incident team is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.