Gang leader’s brother shot dead on Sydney street


The younger brother of Brothers 4 Life gang leader Bassam Hamzy has been shot dead in what police believe was a targeted attack in Sydney’s south-west.

Emergency services were called to Simmat Avenue about 7.30am, where they found Mr Hamzy with several gunshot wounds.

Bassam Hamzy started the Brothers 4 Life gang while in jail, after he converted to radical Islam.

In 1999, aged 19, Bassam Hamzy shot dead a teenager on a Sydney nightclub strip and was jailed for 21 years for murder.

The riot squad was called to the scene on Monday morning and a burnt-out getaway car was found parked outside a home in the nearby suburb of Yagoona.

Acting Superintendent Darren Sly said two males were seen running from the scene of the shooting and into an undescribed vehicle.

“Based on what we know, it would appear those two males I described have been waiting for the male to leave his house this morning, so certainly at this early stage would say this was a targeted shooting,” Acting Superintendent Sly said.

Acting Superintendent Sly said it was not yet known whether the car was linked to the shooting.

“Following the shooting, the male has managed to move or to run a hundred metres or so before they collapsed.”

A woman, who would not give her name, said Mejid Hamzy was her son’s brother-in-law and a “good man”.


Sydney, Condell Park, NSW Police

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