Bondi Junction Westfield stabbing: Witnesses share their horror

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Four people are dead and many more injured after a mass stabbing inside a packed Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction.

The horror unfolded at 4pm on Saturday afternoon when witnesses say a man began stabbing shoppers are random before being shot by police.

Panicked families have described running for their lives across the pedestrian bridge on level four of the mall.

One witness told news.com.au that they saw the bodies of two young people in front of the JD Sports store on level four and ran for his life.

“As soon as I saw the bodies, I ran downstairs and saw the police going upstairs and a few seconds later I heard gunshots,” he said.

Shocking pictures from the scene show one police officer leaning over someone’s body as they lay on the ground of the mall.

One text exchange reportedly between a young girl and her parent shows her describing hearing gunshots and taking cover inside David Jones.

The store, like many others, is understood to have closed its security doors to keep shoppers safe inside as the chaos unfolded.

In a statement releasd at 4.37pm, police confirmed a man had been shot in the shopping centre.

“Just before 4pm (Saturday 13 April 2024), emergency services were called to Westfield Bondi Junction following reports of multiple people stabbed,” the statement read.

“People are urged to avoid the area.

“Inquiries are continuing in relation to the incident and there are no further details.”

Waverley Council said people should avoid any unnecessary travel to the Bondi Junction CBD.

More to come.

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