Lonely archer, armed with rifle, given the opening of fire on passing cars & police



The moments prior to a dramatic shooting at the police in Queanbeyan on Saturday morning were recorded on CCTV vision and were exclusively obtained by 9NEWS.

A lone gunman wanders a street in New South Wales and grabs a double-barrel gun under his arm.

He pauses near a police station and raises his weapon – before shooting at a passing car.

The moments prior to an armed confrontation between a man with a shotgun and the police in Queanbeyan, NSW were recorded on a CCTV camera.
The moments prior to an armed confrontation between a man with a shotgun and the police in Queanbeyan, NSW were recorded on a CCTV camera. (9NEWS)
Vision shows that the man opens fire with the weapon on passing cars before he was confronted by the police, which he also shot at.
Vision shows that the man opens fire with the weapon on passing cars before he was confronted by the police, which he also shot at. (9NEWS)

The vision shows that the shooter is wandering around at 4 o'clock in the morning with a weapon on Monaro Street before he opens the fire.

The police say they have received calls from people who are upset and claim that an armed man fired at random shots.

When the police arrived on the scene, they said they were hiding when the man approached.

The 59-year-old man was eventually shot by the police in the hip and stays in the hospital.
The 59-year-old man was eventually shot by the police in the hip and stays in the hospital. (9NEWS)

"They tried to reduce the problem as much as possible, but unfortunately this could not be done", said Commissioner Peter Barrie of the NSW police.

"The perpetrator confronted one of our officers and was shot at that moment".

The 59-year-old Queanbeyan man was shot in his hip and stays in the hospital.

Eight firearms and ammunition were also seized during a robbery in a nearby house.
Eight firearms and ammunition were also seized during a robbery in a nearby house. (9NEWS)

Meanwhile, officers grabbed eight firearms and ammunition during a raid in a nearby house.

The local population has told 9NEWS that the man is a hunter of a well-known Queanbeyan family and struggled with mental health problems.

A critical incident investigation is under way.

No costs have yet been calculated.

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