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Man shot dead by police in Nowra after stand-off at medical clinic

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A man has died after being shot by police after a stand-off at a New South Wales medical clinic.

Officers were called to a medical clinic on Junction Street in Nowra, on the state’s south coast, after a patient reportedly pulled out a firearm about 1pm on Wednesday.

The man came out of the clinic about 90 minutes later, when he confronted officers, police said.

He was shot before being treated by on-hand paramedics and police, but he died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

A critical incident team from the police homicide squad will investigate the circumstances leading to the death.

The investigation will also be subject to an independent review.

Road closures are in place and police asked the public to avoid the area.

-AAP
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