Six people shot dead in suspected ambush in Australia

Six people, two of which were police officers, were shot and killed at a remote Australian property following an apparent ambush.

Four armed Australian police officers responded to a call on Monday 12th December 2022 and went to the property in Wieambilla – 270km (168 miles) west of Brisbane, Queensland.

Police had been called to look for a missing person when they came under fire.

As they approached the property, constables Matthew Arnold, 26, and Rachel McCrow, 29, were shot and killed. According to authorities, one officer was hit by a “bullet graze,” while the other escaped without injury.

58-year-old Alan Dare, a neighbour who turned up at the house concerned it was on fire was also shot dead.

A couple thought to be behind the ambush, appear to have posted a video online during the attacks, where they admitted to the killings.

Gareth and Stacey Train, along with Gareth’s brother Nathaniel, were killed by police after the prolonged siege.

Police are looking into the trio’s links to conspiracy theories.

The suspects allegedly used “several weapons,”, but officials are yet to reveal any motive for the attack.