The brother of Comanchero bikie boss Tarek Zahed has died after the pair were gunned down in the foyer of a Western Sydney gym on Tuesday evening.
Most important points:
- Comanchero’s bike boss was shot up to 10 times all over his body, including his head
- His brother was shot in the stomach, arms and legs before going into cardiac arrest
- An ambulance spokesperson said it was a gruesome and confrontational scene
Both Omar and Tarek Zahed suffered multiple gunshot wounds when they were hit by a hail of bullets just after 8 p.m. at the Bodyfit Fitness Center on Parramatta Road, Auburn.
The men were treated at the scene with Omar, believed to be in his 20s, shot multiple times in the arms, abdomen and legs before going into cardiac arrest.
He couldn’t be saved.
Meanwhile, older brother Tarek, 41, was shot up to 10 times all over his body, including in the head.
He was taken to Westmead Hospital in critical condition.
“When we got to the scene, both patients had suffered significant blood loss and one of them had suffered a traumatic cardiac arrest,” said NSW Ambulance Superintendent Kevin McSweeney.
“Paramists did everything they could, but despite all efforts, he died on the spot.
There were also two car fires in Sydney’s southwestern suburbs, Berala and Greenacre, on Tuesday evening.
It is unclear at this time if they are related to the shooting.
Tuesday night’s shootings come after Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad from the underworld was gunned down late last month.
The 39-year-old, who had a $1 million bounty on his head, was murdered after leaving an employee’s home at 9:30 p.m. in Greenacre.
Ahmad had recently served a prison sentence for fatally shooting a man outside a repair shop in Condell Park in 2016.
After his death, police promised to step up enforcement efforts.
As part of these operations, Tarek Zahed was arrested earlier this month and charged with two charges of violating a serious crime prevention order.
He was due to appear in court at Downing Center on Wednesday, June 22.
Police said the shooting is currently under investigation and there are diversions on Parramatta Road in Auburn. People are advised to avoid the area.
Officers from the local command team up with the Raptor and Criminal Groups Squads of the State Crime Command.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
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