Innocent victim executed in broad daylight in suspected gangland shooting at Guildford
Two men have been killed in a brazen daylight shooting, with suspected gangland connections, in a suburban western Sydney street.
The victims, believed to be Salim Hamze and father Toufik Hamze, were sitting in a work truck on Osgood St in Guildford when they were shot.
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One of the men initially survived the shooting, but despite the best efforts of emergency services later died.
2GB reporter Helene Lambetsos joined Ray Hadley from the scene, describing a very heavy police presence in addition to the ambulance present.
“One of the lines of inquiry I do imagine police will be looking into … is there have been a spate of public shootings in this area.
“One of them, in March, was just 800 metres up the road from where I am now, and that was linked to warring crime families.”
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NSW Police State Crime Command Director Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett told Ray while “speculation may be well founded”, police are currently unable to confirm the victims’ identities nor a connection with gangland conflict.
However, the younger man is understood to be the target of the hit job, while the older man was an innocent victim.
“There’s a number of people … in our south-western part of Sydney who are more than happy to solve their problems with violence.
“This gentleman, a 64-year-old man who is now deceased, was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and these people think nothing of executing someone who’s in their way.”
Investigators have found a burnt-out car in Murdock Lane in Guildford, and a third vehicle of interest has been identified.
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