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Gunmen on the run after Sydney execution

Shooting Georges Hall Sydney
A visibly distraught man is held back by friends at the scene of the shooting. Photo: AAP
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At least two killers remain on the run after a man with suspected underworld links was gunned down outside his southwest Sydney home.

Hamad Assaad, 29, was murdered by at least two gunmen in a targeted attack at Georges Hall on Tuesday morning.

Hamid Assaad
The body of Hamad Assaad where he fell in the Sturt Ave driveway. Photo: AAP

A young boy reportedly witnessed Assaad killed in the hail of bullets, while the slain man’s mother was inside the home when he was shot dead.

His killers apparently lay in wait, opening fire as Assaad stepped outside, before speeding off in a black sedan.

His body remained covered in the driveway of the Sturt Avenue home as police swarmed the area and family and friends gathered nearby.

Investigators are appealing for help in finding the black car, possibly an Audi, seen fleeing the scene.

Georges Hall shooting
Police at the scene in Sturt Avenue, Georges Hall. Photo: AAP

Assaad was a key suspect in the April execution of standover man Walid Ahmad at a Bankstown shopping centre.

Ahmad’s daylight murder was believed to be in retaliation for a shooting outside a Condell Park panel beater two weeks earlier which killed Safwan Charbaji.

Six years ago, Assaad was acquitted of murdering Mohamad Alahmad, who was shot dead in the driveway of his Granville home in 2007.

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