11 Jan 2015

Police bullet hit victim - media

10:08 am on 11 January 2015

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.

Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson.

Two victims of the siege - Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson Photo: AAP

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.

Buddhist monks pray as the coffin of Sydney siege victim Tori Johnson is placed in a hearse after his funeral.

Buddhist monks pray as Tori Johnson's coffin is placed in a hearse after his funeral. Photo: AFP

Members of the public lay flowers near the Lindt chocolate cafe.

Members of the public lay flowers near the Lindt Chocolate Cafe. Photo: AAP

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