Mother and her baby boy narrowly escape after gunman sprays bullets at their home

Mother and her baby narrowly escape death after their home is sprayed with bullets – marking Sydney's fifth drive-by shooting in the last 48 hours

  • A mother and baby boy have escaped injury after a drive-by shooting in Sydney
  • The woman and baby were all happy inside their home when bullets were fired
  • Police found bullet casings on the driveway and a bullet hole in the home's fence

A mother and her baby boy narrowly escaped injury after they became the latest victims of a drive-by shooting in Sydney.

The woman and her baby were inside a home at Mount Pritchard, in Sydney's southwest, when bullets were fired just before 10pm on Wednesday night.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command were called to the property on David Street, near Anderson Avenue, following reports gunshots had been fired.

A mother and her baby boy narrowly escaped injury after they became the latest victims of a drive-by shooting in Sydney

A mother and her baby boy narrowly escaped injury after they became the latest victims of a drive-by shooting in Sydney

When police arrived at the home, they found bullet casings on the driveway and a bullet hole in the home's fence.

Both the woman and the four-month-old child were uninjured during the ordeal.

The woman, who has asked to remain anonymous, told 7News she initially thought the sound of the shots were fireworks.

"Then I realized it was gun shots," the woman said.

"I was too scared … I didn't know what to do."

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.

A man who was not home when police first arrived since returned to the property and is assisting with their investigation.

The Mount Pritchard shooting is the fifth drive-by shooting to occur across the city in less than 48 hours.

Shots were also fired at two homes, in Ryde and Regents Park, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Shots were also fired at two homes, at Ryde and Regents Park, in the early hours of Wednesday

Shots were also fired at two homes, at Ryde and Regents Park, in the early hours of Wednesday

Shots were also fired at two homes, at Ryde and Regents Park, in the early hours of Wednesday

Police were called to a Regents Park house in southwest Sydney about 12.55am on Wednesday after they received reports shots had been fired into the home and a car parked out the front.

Twenty minutes later officers were called to a house at Ryde, in the city's northwest, following reports shots were fired into the home and a car out the front.

The seven people inside the house at the time were uninjured.

Police are expected to investigate whether the shootings are linked.

There was also a shooting that took place at a real estate business in Berala, in the west of Sydney.

Police have urge anyone with information about any of the incidents or dashcam footage to come forward or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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