By HARRY CLARKE
THREE people including two Queensland police officers have been killed in a shooting in the Wieambilla forest, north of Tara, late this afternoon.
It’s understood four police officers were investigating a missing persons case at a property on Wains Rd at Wieambilla when they were fired upon. News Corp reports the shooters were two men dressed in camouflage gear.
Two officers and a member of the public were killed. Two other officers managed to escape.
It’s understood the shooters remain at large in the vicinity.
It’s understood the offenders may have obtained the fallen police officers’ weapons.
Multiple police and ambulance crews raced to the scene, where a Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) declaration has been enacted.
Wains Road is closed, and the declaration zone encompasses the area between Chinchilla Tara Rd, Wieambilla Rd, Bennetts School Rd, and Mary Street.
Residents within the declared areas must remain indoors until further notice, and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area, a police statement said.
More to come.