A distraught relative of a baby-faced tradie shot dead outside his family home in a ‘targeted’ attack was seen crying at police to be allowed to the crime scene, as details emerge about the victim’s links with a murdered cocaine kingpin.
Bol Deng, 20, was allegedly shot dead on a quiet suburban street in western Sydney during the school run on Tuesday morning.
Emergency services were called to the house on Stella Street, in Fairfield Heights, shortly after 8.30am following reports of multiple gunshots.
Deng, a carpenter’s apprentice, was found unconscious and could not be saved.
Bol Deng, 20, was found unconscious on the sidewalk outside his family home in western Sydney. He was treated by paramedics but they could not save him.
A woman, believed to be a close family member, began screaming and wailing at officers out of pain and frustration at not being able to cross police tape (pictured).
Several detectives and police officers tried to calm her down before she was taken away.
After the identity of the victim was revealed by Daily Mail Australia, it emerged that his brother Dut Deng had been arrested in early January over the death of Comanchero biker boss Alen Moradian, who was shot dead in a car park in Bondi Junction last June.
New South Wales Police Detective Superintendent Michael Mclean said Bol was also known to police.
“His history and other associations will be part of the investigation in the future,” he told reporters.
He added: “We are convinced that it appears to be a targeted shooting.”
On Tuesday afternoon, devastated family and friends flocked to the scene of the murder.
Bol Deng is understood to be related to Dut Deng, who was arrested in early January over the death of Comanchero biker boss Alen Moradian (pictured), who was fatally shot at Bondi Junction in Sydney’s east. on June 27 of last year.
Devastated relatives photographed at scene of fatal Fairfield shooting
But a woman, believed to be a close family member, began screaming and wailing at officers out of pain and frustration at not being able to cross the police tape.
Several detectives and police officers tried to calm her down before she was finally taken away.
She was sitting leaning against a neighbor’s wall with her head in her hands.
The shots that killed Deng were allegedly fired by someone driving a “dark-colored sedan.”
The gray Toyota Camry was later discovered burned several miles away.
Earlier, a neighbor who lives with his parents on a street just 100 meters away said he heard “minimum five” gunshots Tuesday morning.
“I ran outside and saw a shirtless guy running towards me, presumably to see where the car was going. He just looked shocked and had his hand on his head,” the neighbor told Daily Mail Australia.
Dut Deng appears in the photo. He has been charged in connection with the death of Alen Moradian
Family members were seen talking to police in Fairfield on Tuesday.
Neighbors say they heard up to five gunshots on Stella Street in Fairfield Tuesday morning.
‘There were about a dozen kids on the way to school who didn’t know whether to run or get stuck in the corner. “I am very sorry that you witnessed something like this.”
He said he then saw a woman in the house “screaming hysterically.”
“He pulled a little boy out of the back of the car, which makes me think the family was getting ready to go to school and the gunman was waiting,” he said.
Police raided the family in January over the murder of a motorcyclist in Bondi. One of them was arrested and charged. Surely this was retaliation for that.”
Police said they believed the killing was ‘targeted’
The relative was sitting slumped against a neighbor’s wall.
The man’s father said that when they heard the gunshots and went outside, the car was gone.
“We heard gunshots, but when we came out we didn’t see anything: they were gone,” he said.
‘He must have been a professional guy. He just disappeared. And there were kids going to school, just running around.’
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, said he believed the family had African heritage and had recently moved to the area.
Jay Tunga, 20, who said he was Bol’s best friend, claimed the victim had no ties to the crime.
“All the media that says he was involved in underworld crimes, all of that is false,” Tunga told reporters.
‘He was a beautiful person, with a good heart. He was a friendly guy. It breaks my heart.’
When asked why the police said they knew Deng, Tunga replied: “He didn’t like that stuff.”
“He’s a black man, they just do that.”
A crime scene has been established and investigations continue.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.