A man linked to a bikie gang has died in a “calculating and brazen” shooting outside his south-western Sydney home while his wife and child were inside.
New South Wales police officers found the 39-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds on Wall Avenue in Panania shortly before midnight on Saturday.
Despite the best efforts of his family, a neighbour and emergency services he was unable to be saved and died at the scene.
“The shooting was very calculated and very deliberate and quite brazen,” Det Supt Robert Critchlow said on Sunday.
The man, who is known to police, was a member of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang but this might have recently changed.
They did not say if this could have been a factor in the shooting.
“Despite the fact that the victim is known to police it doesn’t change the fact he was a family man. His wife and young child were home at the time,” Critchlow told reporters.
“No one deserves to be treated like this and murdered in such a callous fashion in front of his home.”
Police are looking for a white, late-model SUV and anyone with CCTV around the Panania area has been urged to contact crime stoppers.
“We’ll be knocking on doors and knocking down doors until we find the people responsible,” he added.
Detectives from the Criminal Groups and Homicide squads have established Strike Force Manifold to investigate the shooting with assistance from Strike Force Raptor.