Police believe a gangland war between two rival crime families in Sydney’s west is escalating, after a house in Guildford was sprayed with bullets early this morning.
- A man was inside the home, and is not cooperating with police
- Officers raided the home earlier in the week
- It’s believed the shooting could be linked to a feud between the Hamzy and Alameddine families
Seven shots were fired into a home on Woodstock Street in a targeted drive-by attack about 1:00am — the second shooting on the street in less than a year.
A man was home at the time and was not injured in the incident.
Police said he was not cooperating with detectives.
Investigators believe the shooting could be linked to a deadly feud between the Hamzy and Alameddine families.
In October, 44-year-old Mejid Hamzy, was murdered just metres away from his wife and children outside his Condell Park home by two balaclava-clad gunmen.
His brother Bassam Hamzy is currently serving a 40-year jail sentence for murder.
“[It’s the] early stages of our investigation but we do strongly believe it is linked between the conflict of organised crime groups in this area,” Detective Superintendent Darryl Jobson said.
Police raided the house on Tuesday as part of an operation targeting eight properties.
They seized a Mercedes-Benz and a jetski.
“The occupants at the location are not assisting us with our inquires at this stage but suffice to say we will revisit to see if they will cooperate some time in the future,” Detective Superintendent Jobson said.
Police said they would “not tolerate” public acts of violence.
“We will continue to investigate the matters, regardless of whether [the victim] comes on board and assists or not, we need to do this because we’re not tolerating this level of criminal violence on the streets,” Superintendent Jobson said.
In July, a 17-year-old girl was injured after gunshots were fired into a home with eight occupants, including six children on the same street.
Detective Superintendent Jobson said police would be investigating the links between the two matters.
Police are hunting multiple offenders, and are appealing for witnesses.
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