Horror in Sydney’s wild west as a 34-year-old man ‘very well known’ to cops is shot dead in the street in a targeted attack
- 34-year-old man has been shot dead in the street in western Sydney on Sunday
- Emergency crews called to reports of a shooting in William Street in Fairfield
- Found man with gunshot wounds who died at scene despite efforts to revive him
- Police are combing the crime scene with the community advised to avoid area
A man has been shot dead in the street in a suspected targeted attack in Sydney’s west.
He died at the scene after emergency crews were called to reports of a shooting on William Street, Fairfield about 2.40am on Sunday morning.
‘A 34-year-old was found with gunshot wounds; and despite efforts to revive him, he died at the scene,’ a New South Wales Police spokesman said.
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A man has died after being found with multiple gunshot wounds in William Street, Fairfield in Sydney’s west
‘Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command have established a crime scene and will investigate the shooting with assistance from the Homicide Squad.’
Fairfield City PAC Commander Glen Fitzgerald said the victim was from south-west Sydney.
‘We believe the attack to be targeted. He is well-known to police – however this is a violent attack on a suburban street and is unacceptable behaviour,’ he said.
Emergency crews were called to reports of a shooting in the western Sydney suburb about 2.40am
Sections of both William Street and neighbouring Harris Street have been closed with local diversions in place.
Police are advising the community to avoid the area.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.