NSW Police are on edge over fears an assassination attempt on a suburban Sydney street could lead to retaliation attacks among bikie gangs.
About 2.20pm on Tuesday, officers from Nepean Police Area Command were called to Valencia Street, Caddens, near Penrith, following reports shots had been fired at a house.
Police were told two masked men ran toward the home and opened fire at Jae Tregear as he arrived home. The 31-year-old, who is listed as a concreter on LinkedIn, was not injured.
It is understood this is not the first time Tregear has been attacked, with the concreter known to police.
Following Tuesday’s attack, the men fled the scene in a stolen black Mercedes A45 coupe. The car was located on fire just before 3pm on Friend Street, Merrylands.
A crime scene was established at both locations and examined by specialist forensic officers.
Detectives released CCTV of one of the men involved in the shooting and are appealing for assistance to identify him.
The fact that none of the shots managed to impact upon the intended target, I can’t explain how it didn’t happen,” NSW Police detective superintendent Brett McFadden told reporters.
Neighbour Malhar Desi told 9News he heard a series of gunshots ring out.
He shot nine bullets or something then there was a pause and he shot five or six bullets,” Mr Desi said.
Investigators are seeking dash-cam footage or other vision anyone may have of the Mercedes travelling to or from the shooting on Tuesday.