Two policemen shot in Adelaide


Two officers shot in the face and upper body during a siege at an Adelaide house are lucky to have escaped more serious injuries, South Australian Police Commissioner Mal Hyde says.

A 25-year-old constable and a 22-year-old probationary constable, were hit with pellets and debris after a shot was fired through the door of a house in the city's northern suburbs early on Tuesday.

The constable was treated at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and his partner at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, both for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Mr Hyde said a dangerous situation had unfolded at the Paralowie home after police were called to deal with a domestic violence report at about 5.30am (CST).

"On many occasions, sometimes innocent situations can turn very dangerous," he told ABC radio.

"Two of our officers have been wounded with pellets and debris.

"They're not seriously hurt fortunately, but they do have wounds to the face, shoulders and chest area.

"So they're pretty lucky at the end of the day."

After the shots were fired a man fled to the roof of the house prompting a stand-off with police as elite STAR Group officers and negotiators were called in.

After about 90 minutes, the man surrendered and was taken into custody.



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