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Babyface gangster killed in Sydney’s brutal gang wars was a suspect in another murder #englishheadline #Babyface #gangster #killed #Sydneys #brutal #gang #wars #suspect #murder

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The baby-face gangster who was shot dead alongside his father in Sydney’s northwest was on a list of suspects in another murder, it has been revealed. 

Salim Hamze, 18, and his father Toufik Hamze, 64, were killed in a spray of bullets as they sat in the front seat of a red utility in Guildford on Wednesday. 

It is understood police were investigating whether the 18-year-old had anything to do with the murder of Shady Kanj, who was shot dead in Chester Hill in August. 

Salim Hamze, 18, (left) and his father Toufik Hamze, 64, (right) were killed in a spray of bullets as they sat in the front seat of a red utility in Guildford on Wednesday

Salim Hamze, 18, (pictured) is believed to have had a minor association with the underworld conflict with the Alameddine clan

Salim Hamze, 18, (pictured) is believed to have had a minor association with the underworld conflict with the Alameddine clan

Kanj, 22, moved drugs for the Alameddine family – the Hamze’s rival gang – and is the only member to so far be killed in the turf war, the Daily Telegraph reported. 

The 22-year-old was struck by a bullet while sitting in a car driving on Boundary Rd, Chester Hill in Western Sydney about 11pm on August 7.   

Salim Hamze is said to have been warned he was a possible target as a reprisal for a drive-by shooting at Assad Alahmad’s home, brother-in-law of rival crime boss Rafat Alameddine. 

The 18-year-old and his father were just about to leave for work when they were fatally shot outside their dilapidated home just before 9am on Wednesday. 

The single father had gunshot wounds to the head and died in hospital, while his son suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene. 

Neighbours have since insisted Toufik was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire aimed at his 18-year-old son, who was involved in gangs. 

It is understood police were investigating whether the 18-year-old had anything to do with the murder of Shady Kanj, 22, (pictured) who was shot dead in the same suburb in August

It is understood police were investigating whether the 18-year-old had anything to do with the murder of Shady Kanj, 22, (pictured) who was shot dead in the same suburb in August

Salim and his father Toufik were just about to leave for work when they were shot dead outside their Guilford home (pictured) just before 9am on Wednesday

Salim and his father Toufik were just about to leave for work when they were shot dead outside their Guilford home (pictured) just before 9am on Wednesday

Toufik Hamze was hit by a shot to the head in the salvo of shots that cut down his son as they sat in the front of their bullet-riddled red Nissan Navara ute (pictured)

Toufik Hamze was hit by a shot to the head in the salvo of shots that cut down his son as they sat in the front of their bullet-riddled red Nissan Navara ute (pictured)

Salim was charged with possessing a firearm in September and ordered by a magistrate to live at his father’s home. 

At the time, the 18-year-old admitted to police he was living in fear of his life after becoming a target for criminal rivals. 

The bail condition was later loosened to allow him to spend time at his mother’s, with a neighbour explaining to Daily Mail Australia the 18-year-old had been on ‘curfew’ when he died.  

‘He was just at home, not going anywhere, and worked with his dad,’ she claimed. 

‘Sometimes he was with his mum, but he’d go to work and come home, his mum used to drop him food sometimes, and that’s it.’

While not much is known about Hamze senior, neighbours revealed that the ‘relatively fit and healthy’ divorcee was a lonely man who ‘no one cared about’.

‘It’s really sad,’ an old school friend of Salim said. ‘No one really cared about the dad, and neighbours never cared about him.

Salim Hamze, 18, and his father Toufik, 64 were brazenly shot in daylight on Wednesday (pictured, police being briefed at the scene in Guilford in Sydney's northwest)

Salim Hamze, 18, and his father Toufik, 64 were brazenly shot in daylight on Wednesday (pictured, police being briefed at the scene in Guilford in Sydney’s northwest)

A burnt out Lexus SUV (pictured) was found 1.8km away in Murdock Lane a short time after the shooting

A burnt out Lexus SUV (pictured) was found 1.8km away in Murdock Lane a short time after the shooting

‘He has no real family – they only cared about the son.’

Homicide detectives are now on the hunt for two assassins behind the killings.

A neighbour told Daily Mail Australia they heard the ‘bang! bang! bang!’ of bullets early this morning. ‘It sounded like an automatic weapon,’ they said.  

A burnt-out Lexus SUV was found 1.8km away in Murdock Lane a short time after the shooting is believed to be the killers’ getaway car.  

Officers are also trying to track down a dark-coloured Ford Mustang spotted leaving that area moments after the SUV went up in flames. 

Police believe Salim was the intended target and his father was collateral damage. Police are unaware of any criminal involvement of the slain father.  

Daily Mail Australia understands the Hamze victims were distant relatives of the family at the centre of the underworld conflict, and Toufik was not involved.  

The Hamzes and the Alameddine networks have been feuding in recent months with a number of kidnappings and shootings. 

Mejid Hamzy (right), the brother of jailed Brothers for Life gang founder Bassam (left) was gunned down outside his home at Condell Park in October last year

The shooting is understood to be the latest escalation in the increasingly bloody Sydney underworld feud between the two families.  

In July, two men were arrested over the shooting of underworld figure Mejid Hamzy, who was gunned down outside his southwestern Sydney house, in October 2020.

The 44-year-old brother of the jailed Brothers 4 Life gang leader Bassam Hamzy was allegedly ambushed by the gunmen as he walked out into the street. 

Police Minister David Elliott has slammed the latest lives lost as ‘devastating’ and said the brazen killing was a ‘complete disregard and respect for human life’. 

‘These criminal gangs will be brought to trial, but unfortunately what‘s going to happen is they will find themselves in Long Bay or in Rookwood,’ he said. 



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