Two police officers were shot while attending the scene of a domestic assault. Picture: Bill HearneSource:Supplied
A police officer was shot in the face and another in the neck while responding to a domestic incident in northeastern New South Wales.
Police were called to a domestic assault at a home in Glen Innes, on the Northern Tablelands south of the Queensland border, at about 9.50pm last night.
Around an hour later, a male officer was shot in the face and a female senior constable shot in the neck at the scene.
The officers from New England Police District were taken by ambulance to Glen Innes Hospital, before they were airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital.
The male officer is in a stable condition, while the female officer is understood to be in a serious but stable condition. A third officer at the scene, a female probationary constable, was uninjured.
Responding officers established a perimeter and specialist officers attended the scene on Church Street. At about 11.40pm, the body of a 74-year-old man was found in the home and a 59-year-old woman was discovered nearby with minor injuries.
Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
NSW Police said a critical incident investigation was now underway.
A crime scene has been established at the home which will be examined by forensic specialists.
A Critical Incident Investigation Team from Western Region will investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, and the investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.
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