A man has died after being attacked by a burglar inside his home in central Sydney.
Police were called to the scene on the Gold Coast at about 4:30pm (AEDT) after receiving a call about a burglary in the city.
A 27-year-old man died at the scene, but police are still treating it as a homicide.
Police said the victim was in a “critical condition” after the incident, which happened in a detached house in the Central Coast suburb of Bayswater.
Neighbours said they were shocked when they heard the news, while police said they could not comment on the circumstances of the incident.
“I thought he was dead,” one neighbour told the ABC.
The man had lived at the home for a number of years, the ABC reported, but had recently moved into a different unit.
There were reports that the man was stabbed in the neck.
His death comes as NSW Police investigate the fatal shooting of a man in the Sunshine Coast town of Blacktown in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Mr Tompkins, from Blacktown, died in hospital after he was shot in his home, according to the Sunshine County Coroner.
Officers have been canvassing the area and searching the property, according the ABC, which said it was “a matter for the coroner to determine”.
The coroner has ordered a coroner’s inquest into Mr Tompkin’s death to begin.
He was the fourth man to be shot and killed by a gunman since the end of February.
New South Wales Police said there were no reports of the suspect involved being armed, but a police spokeswoman said there was no indication the man’s gun was loaded.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the shooting was a “tragic loss”.
“Our thoughts are with the family of this man and all of those who have lost loved ones in recent weeks,” she said in a statement.
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