Man Shot in Building Housing Consulate General of Greece in Sydney (Exclusive)


A man has been arrested after another man was shot inside the building housing the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney's CBD this afternoon, reported ABC news.

Police say the victim, in his late 70s, was shot in the groin on the ninth floor of the office building on Castlereagh Street. Emergency services were called to the scene around 12:50 pm after reports of a shooting.

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The alleged gunman on the lift

Paramedics treated the man for a gunshot wound before transporting him to hospital in a stable condition. A man in his mid-70s is in custody in connection with the incident.

Workers in the building, which also houses multiple law firms, reportedly helped restrain the suspect and administer first aid to the victim until paramedics arrived. Firefighters from the neighbouring station also assisted at the scene.

Police have assured the public there is no ongoing threat. The arrested man was not injured and declined medical attention.

A crime scene has been established, and the public is advised to avoid the area. The building where the shooting occurred is also home to the Consulate General of Greece, along with other businesses, including O'Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors and Princeton Lawyers.

Update 1

Solicitor Van Cooney was allegedly shot in the groin at his offices Van Cooney Lawyers after the alleged gunman accessed the building in Castlereagh Street via the lift at around 12.50pm today

Heroic officer workers, which incredibly included Mr Cooney, managed to hold down the alleged gunman until police arrived.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the 79-year-old alleged shooter asked for Mr Cooney by name before shooting him.

Police allege the shooter was carrying a bag with a sawn off M1 carbine semi-automatic rifle inside and a holding pistol.

Police said “five or six brave employees” detained the alleged shooter.


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