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Taxi driver and bikie shot in apparent targeted attack

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The driver managed to get himself and his injured passenger to hospital after the shooting. Photo: AAP
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A bikie and a taxi driver have been shot in what appears to be a targeted attack in Sydney’s north-west.

Rebels bikie Christopher Rymer, who was a passenger in the taxi, and the driver were both shot through the window of the car.

Police have been told the taxi driver had earlier picked the 30-year-old from a home in Sydney’s west on Wednesday morning.

It’s believed the pair were shot after stopping at an address in Riverstone.

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Rebels bikie Christopher Rymer was shot alongside a taxi driver on Wednesday. Photo: Instagram

NSW Police said the taxi driver managed to drive himself and Mr Rymer to Hawkesbury Hospital in Windsor about 9.30am.

The injured pair were transferred to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

Detective Superintendent Robert Critchlow said Mr Rymer, who had a number of gunshot wounds, was well known to police.

“We know him fairly well,” he said.

“We know a little bit about his business and he’ll be subject to a strict investigation for what he’s been victimised [in on Wednesday] and what else he’s been involved with.”

Detective Superintendent Critchlow said anyone who lives “north-west of Rouse Hill to around Richmond and Windsor” should contact Crimestoppers if they saw anything that “caused them suspicion”.

Detective Superintendent Critchlow said it was unacceptable that a bystander had been caught up in the attack.

“We’ve had a number of shootings and we’ve spoken a number of times publicly about our concerns that you fire enough shots at a person you want to kill and you hit someone innocent, that’s really unacceptable,” he said.

“People in Sydney should be able to live their lives without being at risk from a stray bullet from one fool shooting another fool.”