GUNSHOTS are fired in the carpark of a Sydney Woolworths as customers flee for safety and police shut down area
- The scene unfolded in Neutral Bay, in the city’s northern suburbs, on Monday
- Shocked passers-by took to local Facebook groups to ask about the situation
- A woman said she she was sitting on a bench, heard the shots and ran for her life
Gunshots have been fired in the carpark of a Sydney Woolworths, forcing shoppers to flee to safety.
The scene unfolded in Neutral Bay, in the city’s northern suburbs, at 4.30 on Monday afternoon.
Police told Daily Mail Australia two people are in custody.
Witness Madison Sullivan, who was only 10 metres away from the gunshots, told Daily Mail Australia her ‘heart was racing’.
Pictured: A man is taken into police custody following a shooting at a Woolworths in Neutral Bay
‘It was quite scary. I heard a big loud bang which sounded like a car exploded and I turned around and saw a man shoot another two times at the moving car,’ she said.
‘It was only myself and a couple of others. I think everyone was in shock, they just stayed still and watched what was occurring.’
Six police response cars were at the scene within minutes of the gunfire, 9 News reported.
Officers tried to stop a vehicle but the motorists allegedly drove at them – forcing one officer to fire their own weapon.
A bullet went straight through the windscreen.
Pictured: Police swarm the scene of a shooting in Neutral Bay in Sydney’s northern suburbs
Shocked passers-by took to local Facebook groups to ask about the situation, claiming they saw ‘loads of police’.
‘Shooting in the carpark,’ one man replied.
‘My wife was there 10 metres from where it happened and her car is now stuck in the carpark.’
He added: ‘No one injured and at least we got the groceries.’
Pictured: Police cars outside a Woolworths in Neutral Bay, after gunshots were fired
Another witness recalled sitting on a bench outside the shopping centre when she heard gunshots.
‘Ran as fast as I could,’ she said.
One man said police told his mother that two men with guns opened fire.
Police said the situation is under investigation.
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