Two officers were shot at in the city of Tara

In the same small town where police were ambushed by paranoid conspiracy theorists, two police officers were shot and a gunman is on the run – as a terrified local reveals, they saw “a bullet go right past me”.

  • Police chase gunman after officers were shot at
  • A no-go zone has been declared in the Queensland city of Tara
  • The city was the home base for police officers who were gunned down last year

Police are chasing a gunman after officers were shot at in the town of Tara, west of Brisbane.

No one was reported injured after shots were fired at a police car that smashed a window.

Officials have cordoned off an area in Tara and declared it a no-go zone, asking residents to say inside.

Officers are chasing a gunman after reports shots were fired at a police car that smashed a window in the Queensland town of Tara

Officers are chasing a gunman after reports shots were fired at a police car that smashed a window in the Queensland town of Tara

The shots were fired at 3:30 p.m. and the restricted area was declared at 5:30 p.m.

The zone includes Surat Development Rd, Day St, Benn St, Fry St and Milne St.

Several residents were evacuated.

Tara is surrounded by police officers from Chinchilla, Dalby and other west Queensland stations as local residents reported missing bullets.

Police set up a no-go zone in the Queensland city of Tara after gunfire

Police set up a no-go zone in the Queensland city of Tara after gunfire

Local community representative David Maynard told Daily Mail Australia one woman heard “four low powered shots from a .22 rifle” while another said she saw “a bullet go right past me”.

Queensland’s Special Emergency Response Team is about to land in Tara by helicopter from Brisbane.

Tara was the home base of officers Rachel McCrow and Matthew Arnold, who were shot dead at the nearby Wieambilla estate in December.

A resulting shootout with Special Emergency Response Team officers resulted in the deaths of Gareth Train, Stacey Train, and former Walgett principal Nathaniel Train, who ambushed the two officers.

The trio were later revealed to be doomsday preppers who believed in a mix of apocalyptic scenarios in which the government attempted to harm or control them.

Neighbor Alan Dare, who had come to help when he saw smoke coming from the property, was also killed by the trains before being shot dead by tactical police.

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Bradford Betz

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