Man, 27, fighting for life in hospital after being shot in the head and chest when car was peppered with bullets in Campsie | Englishheadline


A man is in a critical condition after being shot in the head and chest in a suspected drive-by shooting that has rocked Sydney’s south-west.

New South Wales Police were called to Canterbury Road in Campsie after receiving multiple calls of gunfire at a carpark in an apartment block on Tuesday about 10pm.

Paramedics treated a 27-year-old man who had injuries to his head and chest. He was taken to St George Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

It has been reported up to two people may have been shot.

Firefighters at the same time were called out to a trio of burnt out cars in three suburbs.

Police said a Mercedes had hit a house in nearby Kingsgrove before it went up in flames.

A Mazda and the other car was found in Birrong and Berala. All were extinguished.

Investigators have set up two crime scenes as they search for clues into the shooting and to determine whether all the incidents are linked.

Underworld sources told The Daily Telegraph they believe it was a targeted attack.

The last Sydney shooting occurred less than three months ago when a heavily-tattooed man was gunned down outside his home also in the south-west.

David Stemler, 28, was understood to be meeting two men on Broughton Street in Canterbury about 2am on July 27 when he was shot multiple times.

NSW Police and paramedics rushed to the scene but he was pronounced dead. His bloodied body remained on the bitumen for several hours after the killing.

Stemler was due to front the NSW Local Court next year on drug possession charges, which he pleaded not guilty to, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Investigators suspect the rise in gun violence in recent weeks may be linked to the supply of prohibited drugs in the city’s south-west.

There have been 25 gangland shootings since 2020.

Anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage from the Campsie area at the time have been encouraged to come forward or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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