A boulder shooting that left a man dead in Sydney’s west last week has prompted an investigation by the state’s chief medical officer.
Key points:A gunman allegedly used a rifle to shoot and kill a man in SydneyWest’s police commissioner says there is “no way to know” if the man who died was targeted by the attackThe investigation into the incident will be “widely” covered by ABC News and the ABC, NSW Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said in a statement.
“Our thoughts are with the victim and his family at this time,” he said.
“The police will fully co-operate with the inquiry, which will be widely covered by the ABC and other media outlets.”
“We have no idea who the shooter was and we do not believe this was a random act of violence.”
We know there was a boulder active shot that occurred in the Sydney CBD in the early hours of Wednesday morning, September 12, which is a serious incident.
“Mr Stewart said the man was not in the car when the gunman fired at the car and had not seen or heard anything.”
A boulder active shoot is a situation where a vehicle is loaded and is being actively fired upon,” he told reporters.”
There is no way to determine if it was a targeted shooting or not.
“Mr Richards said he believed the man had been targeted by an armed gunman.”
I would say it is probably a deliberate targeted shooting,” he added.”
This is a tragic event for the victim’s family.
“The man’s family, who live in a house nearby, are in a shock and grief and have called for calm in the wake of the shooting.
Police have been searching for a man they say may have been targeted because of his race, age and religion.
The boulder shooting occurred at the end of a four-day police lockdown at a Sydney church.
Police said it was the third shooting at the church in the last year.
The NSW Police force confirmed the investigation was wide-ranging and included the investigation into a possible “random” attack.”
Police are currently investigating a possible incident involving an armed suspect in Sydney.
The investigation is being conducted by an expert team of forensic pathologists, crime scene investigators and forensic investigators from the NSW Police,” a statement said.
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