Police Launch 'Critical' Investigation Into Axe Attack And Shooting

NSW Police have launched an investigation after three people were attacked at a home in Blacktown in Sydney's west.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.45am on Thursday following reports of a home invasion.

When police arrived at the Stephen Street home they found a man with a gunshot wound to his thigh. A second man was found with injuries police believe were caused by an axe.

Police confronted a 33-year-old man who was fleeing the scene on foot. They saw him running from the back of the property. A police officer then shot the man, hitting his wrist. He was taken into police custody.

10 News First understands a neighbour to who lives next door to the home heard screaming and moaning in the early hours of Thursday morning, followed by two gunshots.

The man described his neighbours as lovely people who were friendly and always said 'good morning'.

Broken Glass

All three injured people were taken to Westmead Hospital. It is unclear if they were known to each other.

The 33-year-old man remains in hospital under police guard.

The ages of the two victims have not been confirmed.

A fourth man was arrested in relation to the incident on Thursday and was taken to Blacktown Police Station.

Blacktown Axe Attack

Police investigations into the circumstances of the home invasion and police use of the firearm continue.

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