Suspect In Shooting Of Two Teenagers Confirmed Dead
Police believe the incident is domestic violence related.
What you need to know
- Police have found the suspect in the shooting of two teenagers dead in Sydney's north-west
- A 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were shot dead in their family home in West Pennant Hills
- A woman thought to be the mother of the teens was treated for shock at the scene
The man wanted over the shooting deaths of two teenagers was found dead on Friday morning.
Police were searching for a person of interest, who was believed to be the father of the victims.
A boy, 15, and girl, 13, were found dead at a Pennant Hills home on Thursday in what police believe was a domestic violence related incident.
"When ambulance paramedics arrived on scene this afternoon we were confronted with an extremely distressing and stressful situation," NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney told reporters on Thursday.
"We found two teenagers unfortunately deceased in their bedroom, and unfortunately at that time there was nothing we could do to help them."
NSW Police confirmed soon after the incident that a person of interest had been identified.
"At this stage the person of interest we are looking for is still at large, but we believe this to be a targeted incident and that there are no risks to the community at this time," Acting Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden told reporters.
"There's no other way you can describe this, it's an absolutely horrific incident to unfold."
A woman in her 30s, who police understand to be the mother of the teens, was treated for shock at the scene.
A crime scene was quickly established on Hull Road, 20km northwest of the city's CBD.
Ryde detectives are being assisted by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, dial 000. If you need help and advice, call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732, or Lifeline on 13 11 14. A range of domestic and family violence resources based around the country can be found here.
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