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Perth man 'shot in the arm by officers

Emergency services were called to a property on Mends Way in Waikiki just before 3pm today following reports of an “offender on the premises”. Courtesy: 9 News

A mans has been rushed to hospital after being shot by police during an operation that unfolded in Perth’s southern suburbs.

Emergency services were called to a property on Mends Way in Waikiki just before 3pm today following reports of an “offender on the premises”.

While the exact circumstances of how the police operation was conducted have not been revealed, 9News understands an officer’s gun was discharged and a man was shot in the arm up to two times.

A large police presence remained on the scene at the property for several hours following the incident, with Mends Way completely blocked off after investigators arrived.

The man was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital for treatment and has since undergone surgery to remove a bullet from his arm.

Authorities have confirmed an internal investigation will also be launched to determine the circumstances around the shooting.

Source: https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-shot-police-operation-perth-waikiki-crime-news-wa/c0a9cb81-7ac3-4588-8b2c-b2ab7854cf6f