Sydney siege ends with gunman found dead

Monday 07 March 2016 22.09
Tactical police at the scene of  shooting at Ingleburn in Sydney
Tactical police at the scene of shooting at Ingleburn in Sydney

A gunman who killed one person and injured two others has been found dead after a lengthy police siege of an industrial estate in Sydney, Australia.

Police were alerted to gunfire just before 11am local time, with heavily armed tactical response teams surrounding a signage business in the suburb of Ingleburn and shutting down nearby streets.

"On arrival, police found three males, one deceased and two others with gunshot wounds," said a police spokesman.

"One is undergoing emergency surgery, the other has superficial wounds to the lower part of his body."

A body is seen covered in a sheet as police officers attend the scene

Reports said the three were brothers and it was a domestic dispute rather than terrorism-related.

After a tense six-hour stand-off, three more people walked free from the building after specialist police moved in.

"The alleged gunman, 33, was also located deceased," New South Wales state police said in a statement.

Reports said the man appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sydney remains on edge after a siege at a cafe in December 2014 by a self-styled Islamic cleric, which left two hostages and the gunman dead in the 16-hour siege which shocked the nation.