An Australian man has died after a shooting at an indoor shooting range in Sydney.
Key points:Police said Daunty Wright’s mother and father had been in the house for the weekend when shots rang outThe family were in the home at the time and are safePolice said the incident happened at a remote outdoor shooting range at the Northern Rock Range on SundayThe family was in the remote house at the weekend and are now safe Police said Dereck Wright’s father had just returned from a trip to Europe when he was shot dead.
The shooting took place at a small indoor shooting facility at the remote Northern Rock range on Sunday morning.
“This is an absolute tragedy for our family, our family has been in touch with their loved ones and we will continue to work with them,” Superintendent Michael Sneddon said.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends.”‘
This is what happens when you live in fear’: PoliceChief Commissioner Ian Stewart said the shooting was an “absolute tragedy” for the family.
“It’s not a tragedy to anyone who’s gone through a traumatic experience,” he said.
Police said two men, aged in their 20s, were shot dead by the man who had been armed with a handgun and a rifle.
“The two men died at the scene,” Inspector Michael O’Sullivan said.
He said the men’s identities were not being released at this time.
“We are aware of a number of other people who have been in contact with this man,” Inspector O’Suille said.
“Our detectives are working through that as we speak and it is a matter for the NSW Police Force.”
However, at this stage we can’t confirm any additional information or the exact circumstances surrounding the death of Derek Wright’s family member.
“Mr Wright, a retired teacher from Warrnambool, was a father of three and a grandfather to three.
Police have yet to release the man’s name, but the Northern Star newspaper has reported he was a former soldier and a former military recruiter.”
Dereck’s father was also a veteran and his mother was a military family member,” Inspector Snedno said.
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