Canterbury shooting: Man in his 20s is shot dead in Sydney in ‘targeted’ attack – in latest gangland shooting to rock the city
A man in his 20s was shot dead in Sydney overnight in what police fear is the latest attack in an escalating gang war.
The young man was found gravely injured on Broughton Street in Canterbury, south west Sydney, at about 2am.
He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
The man is yet to be formally identified.
Police said the shooting was ‘believed to be a targeted incident’.
Anyone in the area at the time has been asked to contact police.
A man in his 20s was shot dead in Sydney overnight in what police fear is the latest attack in an escalating gang war
On Wednesday morning, leading criminal defence lawyer Mahmoud Abbas was shot in his driveway in Greenacre.
Mr Abbas was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Police believe the shooting was targeted.
The shooting occurred on the same street where underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad was shot dead while visiting an associate in April 2022.
It comes just days after three people were shot in an industrial area of the same suburb at 2.15am on Sunday.