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Man Shot Dead In Last “Targeted” Attack In South-west Sydney

A man has been shot dead overnight in Sydney’s south-west, marking the 5th shooting victim in five days.

NSW Police and emergency services were called to Broughton Street, Canterbury, about 2am on Tuesday.

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Paramedics found and treated the man with multiple gunshot wounds, but he died at the scene.

The man shot overnight is believed to be in his 20s, but his identity is yet to be formally identified. 

NSW Police say the investigation is in its early stages but is believed to be a targeted incident. 

“Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity about 2am and has information or dashcam vision to contact Burwood police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” a statement said.

This incident marked the third separate shooting incident in the city’s south-west in less than seven days.

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It came after Sydney criminal lawyer, Mahmoud Abbas, was shot in a targeted attack in Greenacre in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

Detective Superintendent Adam Johnson said an unknown person approached the criminal defence lawyer as he was about to enter his car and shot him, according to Detective Superintendent Adam Johnson.

“It is a brazen, clearly targeted shooting,” Johnson said on Wednesday.

“The motive and the reasoning behind it at this stage is too early to speculate”.

On Sunday, three people were shot at Mayvic Street, Greenacre, while sitting in two different cars.

The incident injured three people, including a 25-year-old man in critical condition and a 22-year-old man and 19-year-old woman with juries. 

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