The harrowing moment a seriously injured man was rushed to hospital after being shot in the head and chest in a drive-by shooting has been caught on camera – as gang warfare erupts in Sydney.
The man was targeted in a basement car park on Canterbury Road, in Campsie, before three burnt-out cars were discovered in neighboring suburbs in the south-west of the city on Tuesday evening.
Daily Mail Australia includes two people were in a white car in the underground parking lot when the occupants of another vehicle riddled it with bullets.
A photo provided to Daily Mail Australia shows the injured 27-year-old man clinging to his life as he is carried into an ambulance by paramedics and other first responders.
He was rushed to Saint-Georges Hospital in serious condition.
This man was rushed to hospital, clinging to life after being shot in the head and chest.
Three burnt-out cars were discovered in nearby suburbs, including Kingsgrove (pictured)
Horrified witnesses recall hearing loud bangs in an underground car park where the man was shot.
A man who lives in the building said he heard several “pops” and felt the building shake.
“I looked out the window and the firefighters, the cops and loads of paramedics had arrived,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
“A cop was carrying a box. I think it was blood. The guy was getting a blood transfusion in the parking lot.
“He was in very bad condition.”
The man said police appeared to be searching for something as officers sent a drone to the scene.
He said it was quite shocking to see such a violent incident unfold on his doorstep.
“At that point I was about to go down to the basement parking lot to get my bike. You think about what could have happened.
“You just don’t expect something like that.”
He said he later saw two women being taken to the scene to be questioned by detectives.
Another resident reported hearing loud bangs coming from her ground floor unit, located just off the basement.
“There were loud explosions. At first I didn’t think it was gunshots,” she said.
“I looked outside and saw two women in distress and realized something was happening so I called 000.”
The woman said she struggled to sleep after the horrific attack.
“It was quite shocking and terrifying,” she added.
The man and a second person were sitting in the white car (photo) in an underground parking lot when shots were fired.
Police remained at the unit’s Canterbury Road complex on Wednesday.
Several teams of paramedics responded to the scene and treated a man with a gunshot wound (photo scene)
Victims are pictured being placed in an ambulance
Police rushed to Canterbury Rd, Campsie, around 10pm amid reports of a drive-by shooting.
A crime scene was established at the scene of the shooting and at an underground car park on Canterbury Road.
The driver of the targeted car allegedly fled towards the parking lot.
Firefighters were called to the scene of three cars set ablaze in the nearby suburbs of Birrong, Berala and Kingsgrove. They put out the flames but the cars were destroyed.
The tactic of lighting fleeing cars on fire has become a common trait of Sydney hitmen in recent years.
Investigations are underway to determine if there is a link between the shooting and the destroyed cars.
Since mid-2020, there have been at least 25 shootings on the streets of Sydney.
Another suspected fleeing car found burnt in Birrong
A third vehicle also caught fire in Berala shortly after the shooting.
On July 27, a 28-year-old man was shot dead on Broughton Street in Canterbury at around 2am.
A shocking photo has been released showing horrified schoolchildren confronted with the scene of Ferenc Stemler’s bloodied body hours after he was murdered.
Several primary school aged children were seen walking past the cordoned off crime scene.
A burnt white Holden Commodore was found on Beaconsfield Avenue, near Kingsgrove, shortly after the “targeted” shooting.
This shooting came just hours after criminal defense attorney Mahmoud Abbas was shot and killed in his driveway in Greenacre.
Mr. Abbas was shot in the right leg and stomach before being rushed to hospital to undergo emergency surgery. He is now recovering.
This shooting occurred on the same street where underworld figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad was gunned down while visiting an associate in April 2022.
The wave of shootings caused NSW Police will establish a task force to investigate the violence outbreak.
Led by the State Crime Command, Taskforce Magnus will examine the links between shootings dating back to when Alen Moradian was shot dead in a car park at Bondi Junction, in Sydney’s east, on June 27.
“Shootings in public places are reckless – and the criminals who carry out such attacks demonstrate a blatant disregard not only for their own safety, but also for that of the community,” said the New York Police Commissioner. South Wales, Karen Webb.
“Taskforce Magnus will provide investigators with a comprehensive set of capabilities and an arsenal of resources to not only find those responsible, but also put an end to this brazen violence on our streets.”
“Organized criminals have proven time and time again that they operate in a cone of silence – unwilling to help police for fear of reprisal or misguided loyalty.
Mahmoud Abbas (pictured) was treated for gunshot wounds after being shot outside his home in Greenacre
Criminal defense lawyer Mahmoud Abbas remains in hospital after undergoing surgery
THE MONTH OF DRAWS IN SYDNEY THAT LEADED TO THE NEW TASKFORCE
Three youths sitting in two separate cars were shot dead in Greenacre on July 22, during a gang shooting.
Ahmad Al-Azzam, 25, was shot several times, including in the head, while sitting in his silver Toyota on Mayvic Street at 2:15 a.m. and later died from his injuries.
Kaashif Richards, 22, and Achiraya Jantharat, 19, who were in a separate car 50 meters away, were also shot and rushed to hospital.
Due to the large number of bullets aimed at Mr. Al-Azzam’s car, investigators suspect that Mr. Al-Azzam was the hitman’s target.
But the motive remains a mystery because none of the three victims had a criminal record or known links to organized crime gangs.
On July 7, a gunman wearing a balaclava shot brothers William, 33, and Eric Siale, 20, at Abdel Salon on Marrickville Road. Both survived the attack.
On June 27, cocaine baron Moradian, 48, was gunned down in a brazen daylight ambush in a Bondi Junction underground car park. Police said he had a target on his back.
For ten months, the crime boss lived in constant fear of assassins who he believed were seeking to locate him.
Alen Moradian was shot dead in a brazen daylight ambush in Bondi Junction
Moradian was hiding in a building in Bondi Junction (above) in Sydney’s east when two gunmen ambushed him in the building’s underground car park around 8.30am on June 27.