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Man shot, baby escapes following more overnight shootings

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A man is in hospital and a mum and baby are lucky to be alive after the latest in a series of gun attacks.

Two shootings in Sydney’s south-west overnight take the total to five separate incidents in less than 48 hours.

Just after midnight, a 37-year-old man was found in a Canley Vale park with a gunshot wound to the forearm.

He was treated at the scene on the corner of Avenel Street and Sackville Street before being rushed to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

Police are now investigating whether it was linked to an earlier drive-by attack nearby.

Two hours earlier, bullets were fired into a family home on David Street at Mount Pritchard.

A woman and baby were inside at the time but managed to escape uninjured.

A man who lives at the home wasn’t there when police arrived but turned up shortly afterwards and is assisting with inquiries.

Detectives are trying to determine whether the two incidents are linked and whether they are part of a larger crime spree going on.

Two homes sprayed with bullets, Regents Park and Ryde

Two homes were shot-up in Sydney’s west and north yesterday.

Bullets were sprayed into the houses at Regents Park and Ryde as well as the cars out the front.

The Regents Park property had already been targeted earlier in the week, hit with bullets in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

NSW Police Detective Inspector Jason Weinstein tells Ben Fordham the shootings are premeditated.

“They are targeted shootings, they are not random shootings… and they all revolve around those engaged in organised crime.”

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