Shocking moment gunman shoots a house full of five children through the window of a white hatchback – as underworld wars rock west of Sydney
- Footage has been released of the drive-by shooting in Sydney West on Sunday
- Several shots were fired at home with children in the house, though no one was injured
- Police are appealing for information after the white hatchback was seen fleeing
Footage shows five children at home in a shocking drive-by shooting when a white hatchback was allegedly shot at a house.
Police are investigating after several shots were fired at Columbine Avenue in Bankstown, west of Sydney, around 10 p.m. Sunday.
Officers who reached the spot found the front glass of the house broken and several bullet holes in the front door.
Detectives have released footage of a white hatchback (pictured) they say was fired
The occupants of the house – five adults and five children – were inside at the time, although no one was injured.
The based Bankstown Police Area Command was informed that a vehicle was seen leaving the scene soon after the incident.
The vehicle is described as a small white hatchback – possibly a Volkswagen Polo hatchback or a model similar in description.
A crime scene has been set up at the Bankstown property, which will be forensically examined by specialist police.
As the investigation into the incident continues, police are appealing to anyone with information to contact Bankstown Police on 02 9783 2199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Broken glass can be seen over a van parked in the driveway of a home west of Sydney (pictured)
The incident is the latest in a series of shootings on suburban streets in Sydney West in recent weeks, which has raised police concerns.
Just last Wednesday, Officer A call was made to the intersection of Guildford Road and Robertson Street in Guildford following reports of shots fired shortly after 11 p.m.
Projectile cover and several bullet holes were found in front of a nearby house.
Several people were inside the house, but they were not harmed.
Shortly after, an abandoned vehicle was found 1.4 kilometers away on Bennett Road in South Granville.
The shooting location was just a few streets away from where Taufik Hamz, 64, and his son Salim, 18, were shot and killed in their driveway about three weeks ago.
The couple were walking out in front of their Osgood Street property to go to work at a construction site when they were cut into a hail of gunfire.
Salim is understood to have become a target after Sidney joined the gang scene, but his father was believed to be an innocent victim caught in the crossfire.
Salim was reportedly on a hitlist to avenge a drive-by shooting that took place at the house of Asad Alhamd, brother-in-law of crime boss Rafat Alhamdeen.
The shooting was the latest chapter in the increasingly bloody underworld feud between the Almedin and Hamz crime gangs.
On 14 August, police foiled an alleged attempt to assassinate Abraham Hamzek. When a stolen Mercedes was spotted in North Sydney.
A week earlier, Almedin’s low-level aide Shady Kanz was shot in Chester Hill and found dead by police in Guildford.
And in June, prominent crime boss Bilal Hamz was shot in a brutal gangland execution in Sydney’s CBD as he was leaving a city center restaurant while on a date.