Greenacre shooting: Burned-out car found after two men and a woman were shot dead as they sat in their vehicle in Sydney’s southwest
Two men and woman shot in Greenacre, men in critical condition, woman in stable condition Five minutes later burnt-out car found in Regent’s Park Police believe shooting was ‘targeted’ attack
A burnt-out car was found shortly after two men and a woman were shot dead in a ‘targeted’ attack as police launched a manhunt for those responsible.
The three were sitting in two parked cars before the shooting on Mevic Street in Greenacre, south-west Sydney, at 2.15am on Sunday.
Emergency services were called to the scene where they found a 25-year-old in one car and a 22-year-old man and 19-year-old woman in the other with injuries before the three were rushed to hospital.
Five minutes after the shooting, police were called to a car fire on Amy Street, just two blocks from Regent’s Park.
Police were alerted to a burning car in Regent’s Park just five minutes after the shooting (pictured)
Two men and a woman were shot as they sat in their parked car in Maywick Street, Greenacre (pictured), in what police believe was a ‘targeted’ attack.
Fire and Rescue NSW crews worked to extinguish the blaze, which had engulfed the vehicle and spread to nearby wooden fences and trees.
Police are investigating whether the car fire and the shooting are linked, as the search for the gunman continues
The footage shows the car engulfed in flames completely destroyed with the car’s paint stripped and the frame turned an ashen grey.
It is understood that one of the people shot at the time suffered a neck injury and the other suffered a head injury.
The woman suffered chest injuries and is in stable condition.
Superintendent Simon Glasser told reporters on Sunday that the shooting was believed to be a ‘targeted’ attack, with police looking for at least one male shooter.
‘This is appalling behaviour,’ said Superintendent Glasser. The investigation is in its early stages, but we believe this is a targeted attack.
‘This is a really serious offence. People shoot at people, it could have resulted in death.’
Crime scenes have been established in Greenacre and Regent’s Park as police investigate whether the burning car and shooting are linked, while at least one gunman is being sought.
Superintendent Glasser added, ‘We consider it our highest priority and we will put all our resources into it.
Superintendent Glasser said multiple shots were fired at both vehicles and urged anyone with information to contact police.
A police investigation was launched, with crime scenes set up in Greenacre and Regent’s Park.
Detectives are appealing to members of the public who were in the vicinity of the location between 2am and 2.30am and have information relevant to the investigation to contact Auburn Police or Crime Stoppers. 1800 at 333 000.