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Sydney Siege Victim "Hit By Police Bullet"

New information has surfaced; an alleged hostage of the Sydney Siege could have been hit by a police bullet rather than gunfire by gunman Man Haron Monis.

The Australian has revealed the following:

  • There were fewer shots fired in the final moments of the Sydney siege than previously thought
  • Only one police officer was designated the task to take out gunman Man Haron Monis
  • Ms Dawson allegedly shielded a pregnant hostage
  • Current investigations reveal one of the victims received wounds as a result of police officer backfire rather than direct from Monis’ gun

Sydney's Martin Place siege ended tragically on December 16, with the loss of two innocent lives.

The siege ended at 2am, after 34-year-old Tori Johnson allegedly wrestled the gunman in an attempt to take action.

38-year-old barrister Katrina Dawson died later in hospital.

Dawson had three children - aged eight, five and three.

Australians took to social media in solidarity with the country's Muslim community to counter concern about an anti-Muslim backlash after the events of the Sydney siege. The hashtag #illridewithyou trended worldwide on twitter.

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