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77-year-old man shot inside Consulate of Greece building in Sydney’s CBD

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Police have arrested a man after another man was shot inside a building in Sydney’s CBD on Wednesday afternoon.

The building on Castlereagh Street houses the Consulate of Greece in Sydney.

Emergency services were called to the building at about 12:50pm, following reports of a person being shot.

Police said the 77-year-old victim was shot in the groin at a law firm on the ninth floor of the office building.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene, before taking him to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition. 

Outside the Consulate of Greece building. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Christian Gilles.
Police have blocked off Castlereagh Street after the shooting. Photo: AAP / Luke Costin.

Police said they have a 79-year-old man in custody and he was assisting with their enquiries. He was not injured and declined medical attention.

Workers inside the law firm helped restrain the alleged shooter and gave the victim first aid until ambulance crews arrived.

A crime scene has been established and police have asked the public to avoid the area. 

Police said it was too early to say what relationship existed between the two men.

Arabella Fennessy and Peniana Blair told The Daily Telegraph they were walking around the CBD when they heard and saw a flurry of lights and sirens. Ms Blair said the pair then saw a man carried out of the building with the “Greek flag” on a stretcher.

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