A POLICE officer was shot in the head during a raid in Sydney‘s south west, leading to a tense siege situation last night.
The officer was taking part in a police operation on Cairds Ave, Bankstown when shots were fired just after 9pm.
Stray bullets hit the officer in the head and neck.
A police spokeswoman confirmed the officer was seriously injured.
“There’s been an ongoing operation in Cairds Ave, Bankstown, after a number of shots were fired,” the spokeswoman said.
“One person has been injured and a perimeter has been established, police negotiators are currently at the scene.”
Heavily armed police shut down the surrounding streets, telling residents nearby to stay indoors.
Senior detectives arrived a short time later, including homicide squad boss Superintendent Mick Sheehy and Deputy Commissioner Dave Owens.
About 11.30pm, police led two Asian women out of the complex.
One of the women, who was wearing a robe and slippers, was taken out in handcuffs and a short time later a man in a white tracksuit was brought out by officers and put into a paddy wagon.