Entire suburb on lockdown with gunman in standoff with police after shots were fired
- Queensland suburb mired in lockdown
- Police confronted a gunman in Kirwan
A Queensland suburb has been on lockdown following a confrontation between police and a gunman.
Residents have been told to stay indoors after hearing gunshots in Kirwan, near Townsville, just before 9pm on Sunday.
The emergency services have issued an emergency declaration and the situation continues until Monday morning.
A Queensland suburb has been placed on lockdown following a confrontation between police and a gunman.
Police have set boundaries around Dalrymple Road, Kern Brothers Drive, Sandstone Drive and Golf Links Drive
Locals reportedly heard several shots, but it is not known if the shots were fired by the gunman or by the police.
Police have set boundaries around Dalrymple Road, Kern Brothers Drive, Sandstone Drive and Golf Links Drive.
Residents living in the exclusion zone have been told to stay indoors and police not to let anyone in or out of the area.
One woman recalled that everyone in the area felt “on edge.”
“I’ve never been around anything like this, it’s a bit wild,” he said.
“I just feel supportive, everyone’s a little nervous, but we’re all surrounded by each other and it calms everyone’s nerves.”
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