Turf wars behind Syndey shootings

TURF wars are believed to be at the centre of a spate of drive-by shootings in Sydney's west.

As of Tuesday night, 90 shootings have been reported in Sydney this year.

The two most recent attacks took place in Bankstown and Sefton.

Following one of the incidents, a 26-year-old man was taken to the Bankstown Hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand.

He would not co-operate when questioned by police.

The day before bullets were fired into a home at Rosedale following an argument at a Sydney cafe in which one man allegedly insulted another's Syrian background.

NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Frank Minnelli said "normal people" did not use guns to resolve their differences.

He said religion and politics could not be used as an excuse for gun violence and the shootings were simply a result of petty turf wars over drugs and other criminal activities.


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