Wanted man found dead after children killed in suspected domestic violence shooting

UPDATE @ July 6, 7.30 AM | A MAN wanted after two teenagers were killed in what is thought to have been a domestic violence related shooting in Sydney’s northwest has been found dead.

NSW Police confirmed the suspect was found deceased inside a home at Normanhurst on Friday morning.

It comes after officers launched a major manhunt for the suspect following the horrific incident overnight.


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Just after 5.20pm on Thursday, police were called to a house on Hull Road at West Pennant Hills following reports of shots being fired.

When they arrived, they found a boy and a girl, both aged in their early teens, deceased at the scene. It’s understood they had been shot dead in their bedroom.

Police said a woman believed to be the mother of the two teens arrived home a short time later to find the horrific scene and needed to be treated by paramedics for “severe shock”.

Inspector Kevin McSweeney from NSW Ambulance said there was nothing paramedics could do to save the teenagers.

“When ambulance paramedics arrived on scene, we were confronted with an extremely distressing and stressful situation,” Inspector McSweeney said.

“We found two teenagers unfortunately deceased in their bedroom and unfortunately at that time there was nothing we could do to help them.”

The Hull Road property has been declared a crime scene and will be subjected to an extensive forensic examination.

Police are expected to address the media this morning.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

EARLIER at July 6, 6.00 AM | A MAN remains on the run this morning after two teenagers were shot dead in what is thought to have been a domestic violence related shooting in Sydney’s northwest overnight.

Police released a statement on Thursday, confirming they were called to reports of shots being fired at a house on Hull Road at West Pennant Hills around 5.20pm.

When they arrived, they found a boy and a girl, both aged in their early teens, deceased at the scene. It’s understood they had been shot dead in their bedroom.

Police said a woman believed to be the mother of the two teens arrived home a short time later to find the horrific scene and needed to be treated by paramedics for “severe shock”.

Speaking to reporters at the scene on Thursday night, Acting Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden said emergency services were confronted with an “horrific” scene.

“Emergency services responded to what can only be described as an horrific scene inside the premises,”Acting Assistant Commissioner McFadden said.

“There is no other way you can describe it – it is an absolutely horrific incident to unfold.

“We have a lot of support that is being offered to the family and also to the emergency service personnel that attended.

“The responding police will struggle to come to terms with what they have seen and the support that we will provide for them will be very strong.”

Inspector Kevin McSweeney from NSW Ambulance said there was nothing paramedics could do to save the teenagers.

“When ambulance paramedics arrived on scene, we were confronted with an extremely distressing and stressful situation,” Inspector McSweeney said.

“We found two teenagers unfortunately deceased in their bedroom and unfortunately at that time there was nothing we could do to help them.”

Acting Assistant Commissioner McFadden confirmed the gunman was still at large on Thursday night, but said there was no threat to the community.

He said police were following up several lines of enquiry to locate the suspect, reported to be a man aged in his 50s.

“At this stage, the person which we are looking for is still at large, but we believe this incident to be a targeted and there is no risk to the community at this time.”

Acting Assistant Commissioner McFadden said detectives were speaking with a number of witnesses to try and determine exactly what triggered the shooting.

“There were a number of witnesses that may be able to assist us and we are working closely with them this evening,” he said.

The Hull Road property has been declared a crime scene and will be subjected to an extensive forensic examination.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

FIRST at 7:20 PM | A TRAGEDY is unfolding in Sydney tonight where two children have been shot dead at a home in the city’s northwest.

Police were called to a house on Hull Road in West Pennant Hills just before 5.30pm on Thursday.

It’s understood they arrived to find two children deceased at the property and a woman in an “hysterical” state.

It’s believed the woman needed to be treated by paramedics at the scene. Her condition is not known.

The house has been declared a crime scene and the suburban street is crawling with police.

It was not immediately known if police were searching for a shooter.

The gender and ages of the children are not yet known.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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