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Auburn shooting: Comanchero bikie Tarek Zahed and brother Omar are shot at Sydney gym

Comanchero bikie boss Tarek Zahed is SHOT at a gym with his brother Omar in a hail of bullets – leaving one dead and another fighting for life in ‘extremely critical condition’

  • Bikie Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar have been pelted by bullets in Sydney
  • Commancheros sargeant-at-arms and brother were shot at 10 times on Tuesday 
  • Two were attacked outside Bodyfit Gym on Parramatta Road in Auburn 
  • One of the men has died while the other remains in a critical condition 

A prominent Commancheros bikie and his brother have been sprayed by bullets outside a Sydney gym – with one man dead and the other fighting for his life.

The gang’s national sergeant-at-arms Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar were shot at 10 times outside Bodyfit Gym on Parramatta Road just after 8pm on Tuesday night.

One of the men was shot in the head while the other was hit by gunfire to the stomach, arms and legs. 

Zahed, known as the ‘Balenciaga Bikie’, was arrested earlier this month and charged with charged with two counts of contravening serious crime prevention order as NSW Police continued its crackdown on organised crime.

A prominent Commancheros bikie and his brother have been sprayed by bullets outside a Sydney gym – with one man dead and the other fighting for his life

Tarek Zahed (pictured) and his brother Omar were shot at 10 times outside Bodyfit Gym on Parramatta Road just after 8pm on Tuesday night

Tarek Zahed (pictured) and his brother Omar were shot at 10 times outside Bodyfit Gym on Parramatta Road just after 8pm on Tuesday night 

One of the men has died while the other remains in a critical condition - with a massive police presence currently on the scene in Auburn

One of the men has died while the other remains in a critical condition – with a massive police presence currently on the scene in Auburn

So far there has been one fatality, but no confirmation who has died. The other remains in critical condition.

A white Audi stationwagon was found engulfed in flames in nearby Berala, with police investigating its links to the shooting.

Images from the scene show emergency services treating the victims, with large pools of blood visible on the ground.

Officers have cordoned off the street and traffic is being diverted away from the busy road. 

A white Audi stationwagon was found engulfed in flames nearby, with police investigating its links to the shooting

A white Audi stationwagon was found engulfed in flames nearby, with police investigating its links to the shooting

The 41-year-old had been widely tipped to be the next national president of the outlaw motorcycle club after former leader Mick Murray was also arrested last week

 The 41-year-old had been widely tipped to be the next national president of the outlaw motorcycle club after former leader Mick Murray was also arrested last week

‘An investigation is underway following a fatal shooting in Sydney’s south-west this evening,’ NSW Police said in a statement.

‘Two men were treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital in critical conditions.

‘Despite the efforts of emergency services, one of the men has since died.

‘Officers from Auburn Police Area Command established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation with the assistance of police attached to the State Crime Command’s Raptor and Criminal Groups Squads.

‘A police operation is currently underway on Parramatta Road at Auburn with local diversions in place. Police are advising the community to avoid the area.’  

So far there has been one fatality, but no confirmation who has died. The other remains in critical condition

So far there has been one fatality, but no confirmation who has died. The other remains in critical condition

Officers have cordoned off the street and traffic is being diverted away from the busy road

Officers have cordoned off the street and traffic is being diverted away from the busy road

The national sergeant-at-arms for the Comancheros was brought down by police in Sydney and charged with two counts of contravening serious crime prevention order.

The 41-year-old had been widely tipped to be the next national president of the outlaw motorcycle club after former leader Mick Murray was also arrested last week. 

Police will allege that Zahed failed to notify officers of changes to his living arrangements while visiting NSW from Melbourne.    

Zahed, his brothers Abdul and Omar and their associate Raouf Mousawel were also busted by police breaking lockdown laws in August last year after they were spotted walking in Drummoyne in the city’s inner-west about 2am.

The men allegedly became angry when police questioned why they were outside, and claimed they lived together and were ‘just exercising’. 

Abdul and Omar Zahed are believed to live in Yagoona in Sydney’s south-west – more than 20km away from where they were allegedly spotted by police.

Public health orders ban anyone in Greater Sydney from travelling more than 5km from their home for exercise.

Tarek Zahed had been living within 5km of the Bay Run but was alleged to have broken lockdown rules by exercising with more than one other person. The group were expected to see a total of $14,000 in fines for the incident.

The Balenciaga Bikie’s life of crime:

1995: Tarek Zahed was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resisting arrest and assaulting police.

2001: Police charged Zahed after he used a dog to attack someone. He spent eight months in periodic detention.

2004: Zahed spent five years behind bars after stomping on a man’s skull over a drug feud. The victim suffered brain damage. 

2009: Zahed becomes a hang-around of the Comanchero bikie club.

2011: A wild running street battle saw multiple men stabbed and Zahed’s associate shot with a nail gun before the Balenciaga Bikie fired four bullets from a moving car hitting a man in the ear and shoulder.  

He was sentenced to eight years prison, with a non parole period of five years. 

2012: Zahed became a fully patched member of the Comancheros.  

2020: Police are made aware that Zahed is now the national Sergeant At Arms of the outlaw motorcycle club.  

Zahed is convicted for dealing with the proceeds of crime after withdrawing thousands of dollars hidden in family member’s bank accounts. 

2021: He is caught on camera at Barangaroo in Sydney punching a man.  

Zahed leaves Australia for Lebanon. 

2022: Arrested and charged with two counts of contravening serious crime prevention order

Shot at 10 times outside gym in Auburn 

Source: NSW Supreme Court records 



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