Officer critical but stable after shooting

Police on the scene at Nepean Hospital last night. Photo: Megan Dunn
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A police officer remains in a critical but stable condition after he was shot during a dramatic scuffle at Nepean Hospital last night.

A critical incident investigation has been launched after the police officer and a security guard were injured following the confrontation with a man in the Emergency Department.

Police were called to the hospital just before 10.30pm last night, following reports a man was threatening a doctor with scissors.

During a struggle, a police officer lost control of his firearm. Subsequently, the police officer and a security guard were shot.

The police officer, named as 38-year-old Luke Warburton, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper leg.

The security guard suffered a gunshot wound to his calf.

“Both the police officer and security guard are currently undergoing treatment at Nepean Hospital,” a police spokesperson said.

“A 39-year-old man has been arrested and is currently assisting police with inquiries.”

A critical incident team from North West Metropolitan Region will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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