Rabie ‘Robert’ Daher who was shot in the chest at Peakhurst last night. Picture: Facebook.Source:Supplied
Rabie ‘Robert’ Daher who was shot in the chest at Peakhurst last night. Picture: Facebook.Source:Supplied

Father shot in front of daughters by masked gunmen

A MAN is fighting for life in hospital, after a pair of masked men opened fire in a suburban street in Sydney's southwest.

Rabie Daher, 34 was shot multiple times in the driveway of a Peakhurst home about 8.15pm last night.

Police arrived to find him bleeding profusely in the driveway of a house in Johnstone St.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to St George Hospital in a critical condition where he underwent emergency surgery.

Police said another man, 35, was also attacked but only suffered minor injuries. He was taken to St George Hospital in a stable condition.

It's believed the shooting was a targeted attack, with witnesses telling police a pair of masked men were seen running from the scene towards Evans St.

Neighbour Greta Harrison said Rabie Daher's two daughters were screaming out as they waited for paramedics to arrive.

"His two daughters were singing out 'daddy daddy' after it happened last night," Ms Harrison said.

"I didn't see anything, but I heard lots of gunshots, it was so loud.

A large pool of blood after the 34-year-old was shot in the chest. Photo Jeremy PiperSource:News Corp Australia
A large pool of blood after the 34-year-old was shot in the chest. Photo Jeremy PiperSource:News Corp Australia

 

"I thought it was something banging on the back door at first."

Mr Daher's mother, who was inside the home during the attack, says a child witnessed the unfolding attack.

"You raise your kids in the best schools to be good people ... I don't know what's happening," she told the Nine Network.

The shooting took place in a quiet suburban street less than 100m away from a primary school

Police blocked off Johnstone St, establishing a crime scene with forensics going over the scene.

Police also tapped off a car which was found near the scene of the shooting.

A nearby resident, who arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting, said police were searching for a car with P-plates, which could be connected to the attack.

The Daily Telegraph understands the woman who made the emergency call is the sister of the man who was critically injured.

This latest shooting comes after a man was also shot through the leg in Marsfield last night. Police are still investigating both incidents.

Originally published as Father shot in front of his daughters.

News Corp Australia

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