A teenage relative of a slain ISIS terrorist was shot dead by mistake after intervening in an argument involving his younger cousin.
Omar Elomar, 18, was gunned down outside a park on Cabramatta Avenue at Miller, in Sydney’s south-west, about 11.10pm on Saturday.
But Daily Mail Australia can now reveal Omar wasn’t the initial target of the shooting – rather, the assassins were after his 15-year-old cousin.
At his funeral at Sydney’s Lakemba Mosque on Wednesday, grieving relatives said he had told his cousin to run when he spotted his would-be attackers.
Omar Elomar (pictured) was gunned down in a western Sydney park on Saturday night after he intervened in an argument between his younger cousin and rival schoolboys
Omar’s relative Mohamed Elomar (pictured) was infamously pictured holding severed heads in his hand while fighting for ISIS in Syria, before later dying in a drone strike in 2015
Omar Elomar’s body is carried out of Lakemba Mosque after his funeral on Wednesday afternoon
Relatives said a fight broke out between Omar’s cousin, his friends and children from another school near Miller Park earlier on Saturday.
As tensions escalated, calls went out for backup and a number of older relatives soon arrived at the scene, with saw the confrontation explode.
Witnesses claim one of the older relatives pointed a gun at Omar’s cousin and pulled the trigger, but the weapon misfired.
Omar told him: ‘Quick, run’.
Witnesses said the gunman then turned to Omar and shot him in the chest, before he and other members of his group fled in a stolen car.
NSW Police remain on the hunt for his killer, with the homicide squad having taken over the investigation.
Hundreds of mourners turned out at Lakemba Mosque in western Sydney to farewell the teenager on Wednesday.
Tributes have flowed for him in the days since his death, with relatives telling how he desperately wanted to become a lawyer and leave the notoriety over his family name behind him.
Omar was farewelled by hundreds of mourners at Lakemba Mosque, in Sydney’s west
The youngster’s funeral was one of three to be held at the prominent mosque on Wednesday
His relative Shayma Elomar paid tribute on Facebook, describing how the teenager wanted to become a ‘lawyer’
The 18-year-old was left to die by his silver Lexus which was towed away by detectives
Family and mourners watch on as Omar’s body is placed in a hearse outside Lakemba Mosque
‘Somebody thought it was OK to take away one of the two and only brothers I have,’ his sister Shayma Elomar wrote on Facebook.
‘Omar I have no f**king words! I have no more ambition for life. Omar wanted to be a lawyer… (he) was going places in life.
‘Anyone who knew this beautiful soul knew how happy and amazing he was, his smile could light up any dark room.’
The teenager’s death gained additional attention because of his relation to a number of criminals including former ISIS fighter Mohamed Elomar.
Daily Mail Australia understands Omar is a direct relative of Ibrahim Elomar, an uncle to Mohamed and Ahmed Elomar.
Mohamed was infamously pictured holding severed heads in his hands while fighting for Islamic State in Syria.
Ahmed Elomar (pictured) previously spent three years in jail for bashing a police officer during the Hyde Park riots in 2012
Omar embraces his direct relative Ibrahim Elomar (far left and far right), who was jailed along with his brother Madmouh Elomar (right) in 2017. Mamdouh is the father of Mohamed Elomar
Omar’s coffin (front with black cloth) is carried out of Lakemba Mosque by relatives and mourners
After flying from Sydney to Syria in 2013 he quickly rose through the IS ranks, before being killed in a drone strike in 2015.
Mohamed’s brother Ahmed previously spent three years in jail for bashing a police officer during the Hyde Park riots in 2012.
Ibrahim Elomar and his brother Mamdouh, the father of Mohamed and Ahmed, were sentenced to 20 months in prison for trying to bribe officials to receive construction contracts. They were released from jail in mid-2019.
The shooting happened directly outside the home of Raed Kalal, who told The Daily Telegraph he tried in vain to perform CPR on the teenager.
‘I’ve heard a gunshot, ran out, called the ambulance, started doing CPR and the bloke died straight away and that was it,’ Mr Kalal said.
Forensic officers (pictured) search the park – which is popular with children and located next to Miller Park Technology School – for evidence on Sunday morning
Forensics taped off the park and swarmed the area in a search for evidence on Sunday morning, a time when it is normally full of young families
‘I tried CPR, mouth to mouth… I had my phone on the ground and the ambulance they were (talking to me).
‘I tried my best… I’ll try save any life, doesn’t matter who it is.’
Locals in the area said they heard what sounded like a ‘party’ coming from the park in the hours before the shooting.
Elomar’s Lexus – which had red P-plates on it – and three other cars, including a black Toyota Corolla, a white VW hatchback and a purple Nissan Tiida, were seized by NSW Police detectives.