Man shot during NSW police operation

Police allegedly shot a man just before 6am Saturday in the Southern Highland town of Bowral.

The man, believed to be 22 years old, was shot in the chest and leg on Shephard Street. Police could not confirm this report, but said a critical incident investigation had been launched.

The injured man was taken to a Wilton parachute base and flown to Liverpool hospital by an Ambulance Service helicopter.

A spokesperson from Liverpool Hospital confirmed that the man is in a serious condition.

An acting assistant police commissioner who was initially dispatched to the Southern Highlands has now been recalled.

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