Shooting In Sydney

THE gunman who shot dead a police worker in Sydney was a 15-year-old boy of Iraqi-Kurdish background who was born in Iran and his actions were linked to terrorism, police say.

“We believe that his actions were politically motivated and therefore linked to terrorism,” NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione told reporters in Sydney

The teenager, a naturalised Australian who arrived with his family from Iran, had walked to the police headquarters in Charles Street from his home in North Parramatta before opening fire on a civilian police employee, who has been identified as Curtis Cheng.

Mr Scipione said police had no information to suggest the gunman posed “this type of threat”.

“We’re a long way from establishing a full picture of this man, his exact motivations still remain a mystery to us,” he said “We are exploring every avenue with regard to why he did what he did.”

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the terror-related shooting of a NSW police force member by a 15-year-old boy as a “cold-blooded murder”.

Mr Turnbull has urged Australians to go about their day normally despite the incident.

“This appears to have been an act of politically motivated violence so at this stage it appears to have been an act of terrorism. It is a shocking crime. It was a cold-blooded murder,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

  • An Iraqi Kurd. That seems a bit odd.

    • Martin B

      His loyalty to Islam was stronger than his loyalty to a free Kurdistan (let alone Australia). At least the #$%$ is dead.

    • This is what Muslims do, whatever their ethnicity, because this is what the Koran tells them to do.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Even the Kurds are people you do not want over here in the West.

    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      I guess none of them , people that born in the middle of violence , they want part of it , it doesn’t who they are .

    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      People who born in the middle of a violent war , they are difficult to deal with them , you are right they should never be accepted here .

    • tom_billesley

      They eagerly partook of the massacre of Armenians and Assyrians.

  • barryjr

    How’s that gun control thing working out?

  • Dogandcat

    The motivations aren’t a mystery!!!!! It’s like a school teacher talk to small children….don’t fret, everything will be fine.