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Engadine shooting: Man, 81, shoots himself dead after opening fire on a 56-year-old man

Pensioner, 81, shoots himself dead after opening fire on a 56-year-old man ‘in failed murder-suicide’ in a quiet Sydney suburb

  • A pensioner has shot himself dead as police arrived to a home in Sydney’s south 
  • Emergency crews rushed to home in Engadine at about 7am on Friday morning
  • Police said a shot was fired at front door of the home, striking a 56-year-old man
  • When officers arrived they found a man, 81, attempting to leave the area in a car
  • The man then ‘discharged the firearm, suffering a self-inflicted gun-shot wound’  

A pensioner has shot himself dead during a police standoff after he opened fire on another man at a home in Sydney’s south.

The incident unfolded at a property in Engadine on Friday morning, with neighbours reporting sounds of gunfire at about 7am.

Police said a shot was fired at the front door of the home, striking a 56-year-old man in the forehead.  

Emergency crews rushed to the scene and found an 81-year-old man attempting to flee in a car. 

‘The man pointed the firearm at the police officers when challenged by them,’ police said in a statement. 

‘He then discharged the firearm, suffering a self-inflicted gun-shot wound, to his neck.’ 

A pensioner has died after he and another man were shot following a domestic dispute in Sydney’s south 

The man was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

Police described the 56-year-old man’s gunshot wound as ‘minor’ and said he was treated at the scene by Ambulance paramedics. 

‘We heard a loud bang but we didn’t know if it was a car or a gun,’ a neighbour told the St George Shire Standard.

‘Around here we don’t know what a gun sounds like, it’s not Merrylands.’ 

A critical incident investigation team from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

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Emergency crews rushed to a home in Engadine at about 7am on Friday, responding to reports of gunfire following a domestic dispute

Emergency crews rushed to a home in Engadine at about 7am on Friday, responding to reports of gunfire following a domestic dispute

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