Shocking shooting caught on camera

 

Footage of an attempted murder has been released by police as they search for two gunmen who opened fire at a man walking into his western Sydney home.

Two masked men dressed in black ran toward the home on Valencia St in Caddens, near Penrith, about 2.20pm on Tuesday and fired several shots at the 31-year-old male resident, police said.

The attackers fled in a stolen black Mercedes A45 coupe, which was discovered on fire about 3pm about 23km away on Friend St, Merrylands.

The daylight shooting caught on camera.
The daylight shooting caught on camera.


The 31-year-old man managed to run into the house uninjured.

The attack is being treated as an attempted murder, Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden said.

"This is a reckless attack, there is no doubt in my mind the intent on the part of the offenders was to inflict grievous bodily harm or kill their intended target," Det Supt McFadden told reporters in Sydney yesterday.

A NSW police officer stands behind a bullet hole in a wall after an attempted shooting murder in western Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: AAP Image/Supplied by NSW Police
A NSW police officer stands behind a bullet hole in a wall after an attempted shooting murder in western Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: AAP Image/Supplied by NSW Police


"The fact that none of the shots managed to impact the intended target. I can't explain how it didn't happen."

Police including the Strike Force Raptor anti-gang squad are investigating the attack's links to other incidents officers believe involved the intended victim, who is known to police.

"It's not an isolated incident … It's a targeted attack linked to other activities which the intended target was most likely involved," Det Supt McFadden said.

Police have conducted a number of Firearms Prohibition Order searches this morning and are continuing to appeal for community assistance after an attempted shooting murder.
Police have conducted a number of Firearms Prohibition Order searches this morning and are continuing to appeal for community assistance after an attempted shooting murder.


As part of the investigation, officers yesterday conducted several firearm searches across western Sydney and the Sydney CBD.

Police have called on anyone with information or dashcam footage of the black Mercedes to come forward.

If you can provide information regarding this incident, contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.


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