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Shady Kanj has been shot dead, and an “innocent bystander” is in hospital after the latest attack in Sydney’s gangland war.
Homicide Squad Commander Danny Doherty said the incident was a “perilous, reckless act” in suburban Sydney.
“It was a targeted shooting, it wasn’t a random shooting and that person in the vehicle he was driven to Guildford, and that’s where he passed away,” he said.
He was 22 years old.
Emergency services were called to Chester Hill in Sydney’s west at 11:00 pm last night after a “large number of shots” were fired on Boundary Road.
The gunman, who is still on the run, fired at the vehicle with two occupants, one of them 22-year-old Shady Kanj.
Mr Kanj, who was the target of the attack, was struck by several bullets.
He has then driven 3 kilometres away to Guildford, where police found him. Mr Kanj died at the scene.
Detective Superintendent Doherty said another bullet hit a 25-year-old-man, who is lucky to be alive.
“He was sitting in the car watching sport on the phone, and a stray bullet has grazed him, and he is fortunate,” he said.
“We’re lucky we haven’t got two people dead.”
The man is in stable condition at Westmead Hospital.
Detective Superintendent Doherty said Mr Kanj was known to police and linked to the Alameddine organised crime network, which had been locked in an ongoing feud with another Sydney crime family over recent years.
The deadly gangland war claimed the life of underworld boss Bilal Hamze in June.
Four months before that, his mother’s house, Maha Hamze, was targeted when it was shot at.
In October, Mr Hamze’s relative, Mejid Hamzy, was shot dead outside his home in Condell Park.
“I’m hoping it’s not part of an escalation,” Detective Superintendent Doherty said.
“We can’t discount this could be an internal conflict between an organised crime network, and that’s another line of inquiry.”
Increased police resources in Sydney’s southwest who are enforcing the COVID-19 public health order will also be used to investigate the attack and monitor any repercussions.
“There’s a large presence of police in the southwest area at the moment, and they’re being utilised as well,” Detective Superintendent Doherty said.