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Brother of Comanchero bikie boss Tarek Zahed dies in double shooting at Western Sydney gym

Comancheros kingpin Tarek Zahed is in a critical condition and his brother has died after they were shot multiple times at a Western Sydney gym last night.

A veteran bikie boss remains in a critical condition and his brother has died after they were gunned down in a Western Sydney gym last night.

Key points:
  • The Comanchero bikie boss was shot up to 10 times all over his body, including his head
  • His brother received shots to his stomach, arms and legs before going into cardiac arrest
  • An ambulance spokesperson said it was an horrific and confronting scene 

Comanchero kingpin Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar sustained multiple gunshot wounds after being hit with a hail of bullets at Bodyfit Fitness Centre, in Auburn, just after 8pm.

Police sources say a large bounty had been placed Tarek's head, and that he had recently been warned his life was in danger.

The men were treated at the scene with Omar, believed to be in his 20s, shot multiple times in the arms, stomach and legs before going into cardiac arrest and dying.

His older brother Tarek, 41, was shot up to 10 times, including in the head.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

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A picture from inside Bodyfit Auburn after the shooting shows paramedics working to save the men (Supplied: TikTok)
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Both of the men were treated at the scene.(ABC News)

Authorities described the scene as "horrific and confronting".

"When we arrived on scene, both patients had suffered significant blood loss and one of them had gone into traumatic cardiac arrest," NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney said.

"There was multiple gunshot wounds all over their bodies. Paramedics did everything they could but despite best efforts, he died at the scene.

"This was an horrific and confronting scene that unfolded in front of several witnesses, it is very fortunate no other members of the public were injured."

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Tarek Zahed, left, had been arrested earlier this month and was due to face court in June.(Facebook: Tarek Zahed)
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The Auburn gym was sprayed with multiple bullets.(ABC News)

There were also two car fires last night in the south-west Sydney suburbs of Berala and Greenacre.

It is unclear whether they are linked to the shootings.

A witness said he saw a person near one of the vehicles when it was torched.

"I think someone threw something in there and boom off it goes. The flames were out of control, yeah, they were out of control," the man said.

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Police inspect a burnt out car at Murray Street in Greenacre after the shooting.(ABC News)
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A car was also set alight at The Crescent, Berala.(ABC News)

Last night's shootings came after underworld crime figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad was gunned down late last month.

The 39-year-old, who had a $1 million bounty on his head, was killed after leaving an associate's home about 9:30pm at Greenacre.

Ahmad had recently served jail time over the fatal shooting of a man outside a Condell Park smash repair shop in 2016.

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Police investigations are underway and include the State Crime Command’s Raptor and Criminal Groups squads.(ABC News)

After his death, police vowed to step up efforts to crack down on gang violence.

As part of these operations, Tarek Zahed was arrested earlier this month and charged with two counts of contravening a serious crime prevention order.

He was due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday, June 22.

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Police investigations into last night's shooting are continuing.

There are diversions in place on Parramatta Road at Auburn and people have been advised to avoid the area.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

Posted 12h ago12 hours agoTue 10 May 2022 at 11:52am, updated 10m ago10 minutes agoTue 10 May 2022 at 11:49pm

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