A notorious gangster’s younger brother has been shot dead in Sydney’s southwest, with riot police swarming the area in the hunt for his killer.
Mejid Hamzy was killed in a suspected drive by shooting about 7.30am Monday on Simmat Avenue, in Condell Park.
He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and paramedics rushed to the scene, but could not save him.
The victim is the sibling of Bassam Hamzy, the leader violent southwest Sydney gang, Brothers For Life.
Emergency services rushed to Simmat Avenue, in Condell Park, after a man was shot about 7.30am Monday
A burnt out car could be seen parked on the suburban street with debris and shattered glass strewn on the street
The gang boss is a convicted murderer and is currently serving a combined maximum sentence of 40 years at Goulburn Supermax prison.
The victim is the younger brother of notorious gangster Bassam Hamzy (pictured)
Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command have set up a crime scene and launched an investigation with assistance from the Homicide Squad.
Simmat Avenue and Curtin Place are closed in both directions and police are advising the community to avoid the area.
A burnt out car with shattered windows could seen parked on the street as police spoke to witnesses.
A local woman told Daily Mail Australia she awoke to the sound of gun fire.
‘I heard about five gun shots at about 7.30 then about 15 minutes later heaps of sirens,’ she said.
‘There were riot trucks driving up and down the street and a police helicopter.’
The mother said shooting are common in the area and her family hears gun shots ‘every couple of months’.
She said she was not surprised by the sound and has kept her frightened children home from school for the day.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.
Police taped off the area and spoke to witnesses at the crime scene in Sydney’s southwest
A crime scene has been set up and a homicide investigation has been launched
Riot teams swarmed the area, with Simmat Avenue and Curtin Place closed in both direction
Source: Daily Mail Australia | News Colony