Man charged over Yagoona shooting

05 May 2008, NSW Police:

Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad detectives have this afternoon laid charges over a shooting at Yagoona last year, which left a man with a bullet lodged in the base of his skull.

Shortly after 10am today, Strike Force Briddon detectives arrested an 18-year-old man without incident at a home in Condell Park.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was questioned and subsequently charged with a number of offences including shoot with intent to murder, shoot with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, fire firearm in a public place, and possess loaded firearm ...
Police raid houses after shot in the dark, Sept 21, 2007:
... The man had been preparing to start work laying optic fibre cables in the street for Bilfinger Berger Services when he was shot in the neck about 3.45am. He managed to drive himself to a service station looking for help, police said.

The man, in his mid-40s, had been in a car talking with two men on Rose Street when one of the men produced a gun and fired at least four shots.

Police said after he was shot he drove a short distance to the corner of Rose Street and the Hume Highway where he pulled into a BP station and asked for help ...

The man's car, a late model orange Holden Commodore SS, was still parked in front of the petrol station at midday today.

Both rear windows were shattered and police forensic markers indicated two small bullet marking on the outside of the car's boot and on a rear left panel ...

A large sticker of the All Blacks New Zealand rugby team could be seen on the back window and two baseball caps with the same All Blacks logo were on the back shelf.
Police call for witnesses to Sydney shootings
8/04/2008, Live News:
Police are appealing for information from the public relating to two Sydney shootings last year, which resulted in one witness being shot in the head.

It is now believed two shootings in September 2007 were linked, and police have called for public assistance after releasing CCTV pictures.

A witness was shot in the head as he drove away from two men armed with a rifle in Rose Street, Yagoona, at 3.30am on Friday September 21. The 50-year-old man was hospitalised for two weeks after the attack before being released with a bullet still in his skull.

Police believe the shooting was linked to another in Blackburn Street, Surry Hills, on September 2.

In that incident, police allege four men of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance attacked three men in another car in a drive-by shooting at 4.30am, about 90 minutes after the two groups had been involved in a street fight. One of the victims was struck in the elbow but all escaped serious injury.

Police have released CCTV footage of the fight, as well as an image of a man – believed to be an innocent bystander – who videotaped the altercation. Police are calling for assistance from the public to identify the cameraman and the men involved in the fight.

Bullet lodged in skull: teen charged, May 5, 2008:
Detectives are still searching for two other men who left the scene of the shooting in a bright red sedan - either a new model Commodore or a Mazda.
Live News has more pics.

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