“Targeted Shooting” In Sydney’s Greenacre Leaves Three Hospitalised
Three people have been taken to hospital after a morning shooting on Sunday in Greenacre, a suburb located southwest of Sydney’s CBD.
NSW police believed it was a targeted shooting, with shots fired into two parked vehicles.
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Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 2:15am after receiving reports of three injured individuals in two stationary cars.
Paramedics arrived at the scene to find a 25-year-old man wounded in one vehicle and a 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman injured in another.
The Toyota sedan and Mazda hatchback were positioned approximately 50 metres apart on the same side of the street.
The two injured victims were rushed to a nearby hospital, suffering from wounds to the head and neck, and were admitted in critical condition to St George and Liverpool hospitals.
NSW police superintendent Simon Glasser indicated that at least one man was being sought in connection to the incident.
“The investigation is in its infancy; however, we do believe it was a targeted attack,” Mr Glasser said.
Meanwhile, the 19-year-old woman was reportedly in stable condition at St George Hospital.
“It could have resulted in a death, and at this stage, it still may,” he said.
Potential gangland links to the attack were “certainly an avenue for our investigation; however, at this early stage, there’s no direct link to anything ongoing”, he said.
“We haven’t found any direct information to attribute (the shooting) to any ongoing conflicts at the moment,” he added.
Shortly after the shooting, authorities responded to another incident in Regents Park, where a car was set on fire.
Police are currently investigating whether this incident is linked to the shooting.
“We’re trying to establish what both parties were doing at the location.”
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