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Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyer Shot In Suspected “Targeted” Attack

A criminal defence lawyer has been shot outside of his home in what appears to be a targeted attack in south-west Sydney on Wednesday morning. 

According to police, reports came in of gun fire at around 10:30AM on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre on Wednesday. 

Upon arriving at the scene, emergency services found 30-year-old Mahmoud Abbas suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Mr Abbas was treated at the scene before being transported to a nearby hospital where he remains in stable condition and will soon undergo surgery. 

Police said in a statement that Mr Abbas was outside of his home when the attack took place. 

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”It’s understood the man was outside the home when he was approached by an unknown person and shot,” police said.

The attack is believed to have been targeted. 

“This is clearly a targeted and brazen shooting,” Detective Superintendent Adam Johnson said. 

This is the second shooting to take place in 24 hours with a man shot dead in Canterbury, Sydney. 

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