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Man is shot by police at a service station in NSW

A man has been shot by police officers after allegedly opening fire first at a service station.

A bloodstained pavement and a double barrel shotgun can be seen at the site of the alleged shoot out that involved police in ACT at 4am on Saturday.

Police were called to Monaro Street, Queanbeyan, following reports of a man with a gun firing shots. 

Officers found the man at a BP service station on Lowe Street.

A man is in hospital after he was shot by police following a firearms incident in Queanbeyan, NSW in the early hours on Saturday

A man is in hospital after he was shot by police following a firearms incident in Queanbeyan, NSW in the early hours on Saturday

The man allegedly fired a number of shots at six officers before police shot him in the leg.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to Canberra Hospital where he is undergoing surgery, a police spokeswoman said. His condition is not yet known.

Service station staff were forced to hide in a backroom during the alleged shootout, 9News reported.

An unmarked police car at the scene of the shooting has a punctured front tyre, Fairfax reported. 

There were also a scattering of shotgun shells in the area. 

A NSW critical incident team will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, police said.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review. 

Police were called to Monaro Street, Queanbeyan, (pictured) around 4am on Saturday following reports of a man with a gun and shots being fired

Police were called to Monaro Street, Queanbeyan, (pictured) around 4am on Saturday following reports of a man with a gun and shots being fired

 

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