Posted November 14, 2018 11:14:30 An Army technical school graduate is dead after being hit in the chest by a bullet during an alleged domestic disturbance in Sydney’s west on Sunday.

The soldier, from Warringah, died at a hospital in Melbourne on Monday.

The soldier, who was in his early 30s, is the second Australian soldier to be killed in an alleged incident involving domestic violence.

On Sunday afternoon, an Australian Army spokeswoman said the soldier was shot at his home on Rottnest Rd in Sydney.

She said the deceased’s body was taken to a nearby police station.

A neighbour said she heard the gunshot just before 3pm on Sunday and she was “shaken up”.

“I was on the sofa, my kids were on the floor, and I heard the sound of the shots,” she said.

“There were a lot of people here, so I was like ‘What’s happening?'”

Police said they were investigating the incident, which was being treated as a “domestic disturbance”.

A spokesperson for the NSW Police Service said a “very violent” incident had taken place at a residence in Sydney, which “has not been confirmed as a criminal offence”.

The NSW Police Commissioner said officers were assisting the Royal Australian Air Force in the investigation.

He said officers would “take all necessary actions” to assist the family.

ABC/ReutersTopics:law-crime-and-justice,death,snooping-law,crime,law-fraud,sydney-2000,syD8169,vic,asiaFirst posted November 14,, 2018 16:33:49Contact Sarah Smith