Investigations underway after teen boy shot by police at Ipswich

UPDATE @ February 15, 8.30am: AN investigation is underway after a 16-YEAR-OLD boy was shot by police at a house west of Brisbane.

Officers were called to the home on Danube Street in Springfield on Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of a “disturbance”.

The 16-year-old boy allegedly confronted police with a knife before he was shot in the upper body.


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Officers performed CPR on the teen at the scene before he was rushed to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The Ethical Standards Command has been tasked to investigate the shooting.

EARLIER at 5:00 PM | A 16-YEAR-OLD boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot by police at a house west of Brisbane.

Police released a statement a short time ago, confirming the teenager had been shot at a house on Danube Street in Springfield on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers had been called to a “disturbance” at the house around 2.30pm, police said.

The boy was shot in the chest after reportedly lunging at police with a knife. He was rushed to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital where he remains tonight in a serious but stable condition.

The Ethical Standards Command has been tasked to investigate the shooting.

No further information is available at this time.

FIRST at 4:00 PM | A TEENAGE boy has reportedly been shot by police after allegedly lunging at them with a knife at a house at Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

It happened at a house on Danube Crescent in Springfield Lakes around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The teen, believed to be just 16-years-old, was treated by police and paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

There are reports police were responding to a domestic violence-related incident at the home when they were confronted by the boy.

Officers were forced to draw their guns and open fire after the teen allegedly lunged at them with a knife.

It’s understood two shots were fired at the boy, with at least one striking him in the chest.

The Danube Crescent home has been declared a crime scene and is now swarming with police.

The Queensland Police Service is yet to make a statement and confirm why they were at the address.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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