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Man ‘connected to organised crime’ shot dead in Sydney driveway

Police at the scene of a fatal shooting in Georges Hall. Photo: ABC
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A man has died after being shot multiple times in a targeted killing as he left his home at Georges Hall in Sydney’s south-west.

Two people got out of a black car armed with handguns and repeatedly shot 29-year-old Hamad Assad in the driveway of a property in Sturt Avenue.

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Taylor said the shooting happened in a “manner of seconds” at about 9:20am.

“He was shot several times and then after they shot him they fled in that vehicle,” he said.

There were at least three people – a driver and two gunman – in the car.

Police said the man was known to them “for a number of reasons in regards to organised crime”.

“This is a targeted shooting. It is not a random shooting of a member of the public,” Detective Chief Inspector Taylor said.

“These individuals obviously wanted to kill him. There’s no doubt about that. He was the target.”

The man was just about to leave his home when he was shot, leading police to believe his movements may have been being monitored.

“He had removed one vehicle from the driveway. He was getting in another vehicle when he was gunned down.”

His mother was inside the property at the time.

“The motivation behind this murder is not really known and it would be not the right thing to do for us to speculate exactly why he was killed,” Detective Chief Inspector Taylor said.

“No doubt there was a reason behind it.”

Police are now trying to find the vehicle suspected of being involved.

“We have no further information as to where this vehicle went and where this vehicle is right now.”

The man's body covered by a white sheet outside the Georges Hall home.
The man’s body covered by a white sheet outside the Georges Hall home. Photo: ABC

A woman, Rose, who works in a nearby hair salon said she rushed outside after hearing gunshots in quick succession.

“It was a fair bit, a fair bit of gunshots. It was a very, very quick noise,” she said.

“We all sort of rushed out and had a quick look to see what was going on.

“I knew it was a gunshot so we were scared here.”

The man’s body lies in the driveway of the home in front of two parked cars.

Distraught family members arrived at the property this morning, where a crime scene was set up.

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