Australia Two children dead after shooting in Sydney's north-west

12:36  05 july  2018
12:36  05 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Two children are dead after a shooting in Sydney's north-west.

A woman, reportedly the mother of the children, has also been injured in the incident and is being treated by paramedics.

Emergency services were called to a property on Hull Road in West Pennant Hills about 5.20pm on Thursday following reports of a shooting.

Scene of shooting where two children have been killed. © James Brickwood Scene of shooting where two children have been killed. A large number of police cars and ambulances blocked off the road as a crime scene was established.

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An ambulance spokesman told Fairfax Media seven ambulances attended the home.

Paramedics also used a helicopter to transport patients to hospital.

The road is expected to be closed off for hours as police investigate the incident.

More to come. 

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