Two of the outlaw motorcycle gang’s most notorious leaders had a monster ‘blow up’ weeks before a violent daylight shooting.
Ex-Comanchero bikie president Mahmoud ‘Mick’ Hawi was fatally shot by a spray of bullets to his face during the brazen assassination at a Sydney gym.
The 37-year-old was believed to have gotten in a heated argument with his successor Mark Buddle, according to The Daily Telegraph.
Outlaw motorcycle gang’s most notorious leaders Mick Hawi (pictured) and Mark Buddle had a monster ‘blow up’ weeks before the violent daylight shooting
The 37-year-old was believed to have a heated argument with his successor Buddle (pictured)
Ex-Comanchero bikie president Hawi was fatally shot by a spray of bullets to his face during the brazen assassination at a Sydney gym (pictured)
Buddle, 32, gave himself the Comanchero president role when Hawi was sentenced to 21 years jail for murdering Hells Angels associate Anthony Zervas and texted some fellow members saying he was the ‘f***ing commander of the world’ last year.
The notorious gang members had growing tensions, despite the 32-year-old fleeing overseas after being named a suspect in the fatal shooting of Gary Allibon in 2010.
An underworld source told the publication Buddle would be ‘just one of many people and avenues of investigation’ into the assassination shooting of Hawi Thursday afternoon.
Reportedly a professional hit, Hawi, a father-of-two, was shot a number of times in the face when he left the Fitness First gym in Rockdale at 12.10pm.
The 37-year-old was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died hours later.
Footage shows two masked people fleeing the scene shortly after the fatal shooting, believed to be the shooter and a getaway driver.
A underworld source told Daily Telegraph Buddle would be ‘just one of many people and avenues of investigation’ into the assassination shooting
Footage shows two masked people fleeing the scene shortly after the fatal shooting, believed to be the shooter and a getaway driver (pictured)
A vehicle involved in the shooting was torched and dumped near the scene (pictured)
Hawi came close to death years ago when the bullet-proof car he was driving was sprayed with bullets in 2007.
The former bikie gang leader was found guilty of murdering Zervas but successfully appealed the sentence.
The charge was downgraded to manslaughter with a maximum sentence of six years and two months with a non-parole period of three years and six months.
Hawi, who became the national leader of the motorcycle group at 28-years-old, was released on parole with 22 conditions, one being he was not allowed to associate with bikie gang members.
A number of people comforted each other at the gym after the brazen daylight shooting