Seeking Answers in Sydney’s Latest Gangland Murder
Detectives in Sydney, Australia are investigating the first gang-related murder in six months after a 40-year-old father was shot in front of his young son.
The motive of the targeted shooting is still unknown, and there are theories that his death could have been a case of mistaken identity.
The victim had connections to individuals known to police and was associated with a boxing and martial arts facility on Carlingford Street.
Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty, head of the NSW homicide squad, said that this could be an isolated incident not connected to any pre-existing feuds but the police still have an open mind about the case.
There has been a dramatic reduction in shootings and murders in the past year, and this brings police confidence that they have made headway against criminal activity.
Witnesses reported two men fleeing the scene after one of them shot at the victim.
The person responsible is yet to be found, and police are asking anyone with information, or who may have dashcam footage taken that morning, to reach out.
This is a tragedy for the family and community.
Police are doing their best to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice and the mystery behind the motives of this isolated shooting is discovered.
This is yet another on-going reminder of the dangers and destruction of gang-related activities and a call to stay vigilant and fiercely oppose such criminal behaviour.