Police officer and security guard shot at Sydney hospital

UPDATE: A MAN has been charged after allegedly shooting a police officer and a security guard during a scuffle at a hospital in Sydney’s west on Tuesday night.

Police say they responded to reports of a man threatening a doctor with scissors at the Nepean Hospital in Penrith just before 10.30pm.

During an altercation, the man grabbed the police officer’s gun and both the officer and guard suffered gunshot wounds to the leg.


The police officer, a senior constable attached to the Dog Unit, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper leg.

He remains in a serious, but stable, condition.

The security guard suffered a gunshot wound to his calf.

Both the police officer and security guard are currently undergoing treatment at Nepean Hospital.

The incident had the hospital in lockdown for several hours.

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Penrith Police Station.

He has now been charged with shoot with intent to murder; discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest; and detain for advantage.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

Investigations are continuing.