Two Children Killed In Shooting In West Pennant Hills
Devastating news this evening as two young teenagers are confirmed dead after what is believed to be a domestic violence shooting in West Pennant Hills late this afternoon.
It's believed that a manhunt is currently underway with police searching for a man in his 50s whom they believe can help with their investigation.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of a home on Hull Road just off the Cumberland Highway at about 5:20pm after reports that shots had been fired.
When police arrived, they found a teenage boy and girl deceased at the scene.
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One person, believed to be the mother of the children, has been treated at the scene for severe shock by paramedics.
It's being reported that the woman may have made the gruesome discovery when she arrived home this evening.
A large number of ambulances and police cars attended the scene however it is understood that when paramedics arrived there was nothing they could do to save the children.
A crime scene has been established and a police investigation is underway. Hull Road is in lockdown.
A police operation is underway at a home in West Pennant Hills; police were called to the home shortly after 5.20pm today (Thursday 5 July 2018). A crime scene has been established - Ryde PAC detectives are en route to the scene.— NSW Police (@nswpolice) July 5, 2018
More to come.