Victims of barbershop shooting have ties to Bandidos motorcycle gang, cops reveal, as chilling details emerge of how gunmen tried to ‘rough up’ witnesses who filmed the brazen attack in broad daylight.
- Men shot have links to Bandidos
- A man opened fire in a Sydney lounge
Two men shot in a brazen daylight attack on a hair salon in Sydney’s inner west have been revealed to have links to organized crime.
Emergency services were called to Adel’s Salon on Marrickville Road in Marrickville at around 1:50pm on Friday, following reports that a man dressed in black walked calmly into the salon and opened fire.
The two men shot – a 33-year-old man and a 20-year-old man – are associated with the Bandidos motorcycle gang, police sources told the abc.
The source said police are still investigating the motive for the shooting, but it is believed to have been a targeted attack.
The couple were there for a haircut and Daily Mail Australia was told they were regular customers at Adel’s.
The 20-year-old remains in serious condition, while the other man is in stable condition, after both were rushed to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Shocking footage from the scene shows a shirtless man lying on the ground as a police officer gives him first aid.
Another officer was also seen trying to calm down a second man in the lounge.
Former NSW police officer Peter Moroney said the criminals tried to “rough up” one or two of the witnesses who were filming the shocking incident.
“If you see crimes like this unfold, even though it’s tempting to gather evidence, take care of yourself first instead of trying to get involved,” he told 9’s Today on Saturday morning.
The two men, ages 20 and 33, suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital.
Police sources said the victims have ties to the Bandidos motorcycle gang and were known to them.
He said the incident was particularly shocking as it occurred in broad daylight along a busy suburban shopping area and near the suburb’s police station.
NSW Police Superintendent Despa Fitzgerald said police believe a silver Kia Stinger found on fire on Park Road in nearby Sydenham was used as a “getaway car”.
A Mitsubishi Triton was also reported to have caught fire minutes later on Hercules Street in Dulwich Hill.
Police are also trying to track down a white Toyota Camry, with number plates DMM59H, which police believe one of the shooters may have gotten into after the incident.
A burnt out car is seen after two men were shot in Marrickville on Friday afternoon
Both victims are known to police, but are not local to the area.
“It’s very brazen and that’s why we believe it was a targeted attack, it’s not random and it’s lucky no other members of the public were involved in that incident,” Superintendent Fitzgerald said.
A blood-soaked towel was also found at the scene as a shirtless man was being carried away on a stretcher.
A crime scene has been established and is being examined by specialized forensic officers.