Gang war breaks 'unwritten law' after gunmen kill mother and her innocent friend
REVESBY, SOUTHWEST SYDNEY: Two women, aged 48 and 39, were killed in Sydney's southwest suburb of Panania on Saturday, August 13, when shots was fired at their automobile. Police believe it to be a planned assissination. The 48-year-old has been identified as Lametta Fadlallah and the 39-year-old her friend Amner 'Amy' Al Hazzour, who was said to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Around 8.50 pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to Revesby's Weston Street because of reports of a double shooting. Fadlallah had significant wounds and was found dead at the scene. Hazzour was sent to a Liverpool Hospital in serious condition but died due to the severity of her wounds. Police said that Fadlallah was in the back seat of a car outside her Hendy Avenue home when she heard a gun barrel knock on the window and an attacker opened fire. Their vehicle was shot at in Panania before they fled to nearby Revesby.
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An investigation is underway following the fatal shooting of two women in Revesby last night.https://t.co/kNSsELpUK5— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) August 13, 2022
Danny Doherty, commander of the homicide squad, called the attack "an organised, meticulous and planned murder," in a press conference on Sunday afternoon. The detective said, "Significant resources attended last night, and significant resources are there now." He added, "That will be ongoing because this is an appalling attack on two women who lost their lives in a planned assassination. It’s not acceptable … it’s unprecedented." Police knew Fadlallah, who is a mother of two, as per Doherty.
He continued, "One theory is that she would have been more than likely the target. All four people in the car were targeted by an offender that fired a number of bullets into the vehicle." The killing had the signs of organized crime, according to Doherty, even if there was no proof of a connection to the present bikie gang conflicts. The incident appears to violate an "unwritten rule" of criminal groups not to target families or women, which worries the police. Doherty said, "I think they just don't care any more."
Riding along with the two was a 20-year-old man, who was driving, and a 16-year-old female. They were "incredibly lucky" to be alive, according to the police. "All four people in the car, they were targeted by offenders that fired a number of bullets into the vehicle."
Police, Doherty said, were canvassing and investigating a number of other crime scenes in Revesby, Yagoona, and Moorebank. He said, "Some vehicles were found to be burnt out and investigations are still ongoing as to whether they’re actually linked to the murder. Those vehicles will be forensically examined."
The statement shared by NSW Police Force also reads, "Strike Force Laurantus has been established to investigate the incident, involving officers from the Homicide Squad, Bankstown Police Area Command and the South West Metropolitan Region. Anyone who may have information, dashcam or CCTV from the surrounding areas is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.