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1. Fears for three missing kids in Adelaide.
Searches have continues throughout the night for three Adelaide children who went missing after football training at a sports oval on Wednesday evening.
Sienna Dodd, 6, Jayden Lawson, 10 Ethan Lawson, 12 (all siblings) – were last seen at Bice Oval in Christies Beach at 6pm.
They had been dropped at the oval for football training and it is believed they ran off.
Detectives believe the three intended to go to their father’s house in Hackham West, a few kilometres away but never made it.
Police say they are actively making enquiries with family and friends in the area to find the children but have serious concerns for the children’s welfare.
Anyone who sees them or knows their whereabouts is asked to call the Police Assistance Line immediately on 131444.
2. Police defend tactics after three women wounded in shooting at Sydney’s Hornsby mall.
Police have been forced to defend their tactics after three women aged between 60 and 80 sustained gunshot wounds when two police officers fired at a man who was allegedly armed with a knife in a shopping mall in the Sydney suburb of Hornsby.
The actions of the two officers will be subject to a critical incident review.
A NSW police assistant commissioner, Denis Clifford, said it was “alarming” the three women had sustained injuries but said the two police officers who discharged their firearms had reacted to a fast-developing situation.
“Police had to make a very critical decision on the actions they took,” Clifford told reporters at the scene.
Assistant Commissioner Clifford said the male and female officers were in a life and death situation when psychiatric patient Jerry Sourian ran at them armed with a large carving knife.
“The officers have fired shots at the offender, he was wounded several times — unfortunately some bystanders were also injured with other bullet or fragment wounds,” Mr Clifford said.
“I wonder what may have happened if police had not intervened and stopped this person with the knife,” he said.
Police have confirmed nobody was stabbed in the incident, despite earlier reports.
All four injuries were as a result of gunfire.
3. Schoolboy critical after playground game with another student goes wrong.
A schoolboy is in a critical condition after a playground game left him with head injuries.
Palm Beach-Currumbin High student Jamie Cox, 15, was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries, after being put in a headlock in the school playground by another student.
The two were playing a game called “tap out” where one person restrains another so they can’t escape and have to “tap out” to be released reports The Courier Mail.