Man dies from gunshot wounds following spate of gangland shootings in Sydney

The Guardian - Sat May 14 05:40

A man has been killed in Sydney’s second deadly shooting this week believed to be linked to a recent spate of gangland shootings in the city.

Police arrived in Knox Street, Belmore, in the city’s south west early on Saturday to find a man with gunshot wounds to his torso.

Paramedics treated the man, believed to be in his 20s, but he died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

The street remains closed to traffic while detectives investigate. It’s not yet known if the shooting is gang-related.

Police refused to confirm the identity of the latest shooting, however both the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC reported on Saturday he is the nephew of gangland figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad, who was killed in Greenacre in late April.

Saturday’s incident is the third fatal shooting in recent weeks and comes only days after a Comanchero bikie boss and his brother were gunned down at a western Sydney gym.

Omar Zahed, 39, was killed and his brother, Comanchero bikie boss Tarek Zahed, 41, was critically wounded at the Body Fit gym in Auburn on Tuesday night.

Those shootings followed the death of gangland figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad, who was shot in Greenacre in late April.

NSW police established a new strike force to investigate the shootings.