A man killed in Sydney’s second deadly shooting this week has been revealed as the nephew of slain gangster Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad.
Police arrived in Knox Street, Belmore, in the city’s southwest early on Saturday to find a man with gunshot wounds to his torso.
Paramedics fought in vain to save the life of 23-year-old, identified as Rami Iskander, according The Daily Telegraph.
Mr Iskander, however, died at the scene.
Neighbours near the scene of Knox St said they woke to the sounds of gunshots, inlcuding one who heard “about 10 shots” before seeing a car speeding down their street.
The street remains closed to traffic while detectives investigate. It’s not yet known if the shooting is gang-related.
The incident is the third fatal shooting in recent weeks and comes only days after two Comanchero bikies 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 public execution 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.
NSW Shadow Minister for Police Walt Secord told Sydney reporters gangs in western Sydney were “running rampant”.
“Crime gangs are carrying out attacks with impunity and with no regard for the safety of others,” Mr Secord told The Daily Telegraph.
“Frankly, I’m less concerned about feuding gangsters killing each other – and far more concerned about innocent bystanders getting killed in the cross-fire.
“The community has been patient. The wave of shootings has gone on too long. This is about community safety.
“Western Sydney residents do not feel safe walking their streets knowing that vicious gang violence could strike anywhere, anytime.”