Sydney’s third murder sparks fears an all-out gang war is raging

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A man believed to be the nephew of underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad has been shot dead in the Sydney suburb of Belmore – a killing that suggests there is no end in sight to a war of escalating gangs.

Police arrived in Knox Street, Belmore, in the southwest of the city, early on Saturday to find a seriously injured man with gunshot wounds to his chest.

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Paramedics treated the man, believed to be in his 20s, but he died at the scene.

Although the victim has not yet been formally identified, the Sydney Morning Herald cited informed sources who said he was the nephew of Ahmad, who was shot dead in a gang execution in Greenacre in late April.

Saturday’s incident is the third fatal shooting in recent weeks, including the death of Mr Ahmad, and comes just days after two Comanchero bikes were shot at a gymnasium in western Sydney.

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Omar Zahed, 39, was killed and his brother, Comanchero cycling boss Tarek Zahed, 41, was seriously injured at the Body Fit gym in Auburn on Tuesday night.

NSW Police have created a new strike force to investigate the shootings.

-PAA

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