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BRISBANE: At least six people, including two police officers are reported to have been killed in an shootout in Queensland’s Western Downs region.
According to local media reports, Special Operations Police shot and killed two alleged gunmen and a woman at a rural property in Wieambilla.
Two police officers were killed in an ambush by the gunmen, who wore camouflage, as they attended the property earlier in the evening. The slain cops were later identified as Constable Rachel McCrow 26 and Matthew Arnold 29.
Const. Rachel McCrow 26 & Matthew Arnold 29 were murdered yesterday during a property visit at #Wieambilla
My tribute to such brave policemen pic.twitter.com/sKkC00qZHt
— Jyotsana (@JyotsanaMelborn) December 13, 2022
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have expressed their condolences.