A police investigation into last month's Martin Place siege in Sydney reportedly shows that one of the victims was hit by a police bullet.
Fairfax Media said it had been told by multiple police sources that 38-year-old Katrina Dawson was struck by a likely-ricocheting bullet when officers shot it out with the gunman, Man Haron Monis, at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe.
Monis took 17 people hostage at the cafe on Monday 15 December. The 16-hour siege ended early on Tuesday with three people killed - Monis, Dawson and cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34.
The circumstances surrounding the siege is still the subject of a critical incident investigation by the homicide squad.
Ms Dawson's cause of death will be determined by the New South Wales Coroner once that investigation is completed.
A police spokesperson told Fairfax the force would not be commenting on any aspect of the investigation until that process had been completed.