Recent public shootings may be linked to turf war

A SWIMMING pool car park and a kebab shop were turned into crime scenes in a series of public shootings in Sydney on Thursday night.

A couple were waiting outside a pool at Wentworthville when their car was showered with bullets about 9.30pm.

One of the bullets hit the driver's door and struck a man, aged in his 30s, in the leg.

He ran for help and was treated for minor injuries.

In Smithfield, a 41-year-old man was shot after being assaulted by a group of men outside a kebab shop.

He was in a stable condition at Auburn hospital on Friday night.

A drive-by shooting at Guilford is also under investigation.

All three shootings are believed to be linked to a turf war between rival bikie gangs.

Detectives from Operation Apollo and Strike Force Raptor raided a number of homes and businesses owned by gang members and associates in the past week.

Most recently, a 27-year-old Hells Angels nominee was arrested at Chullora and charged with a possessing a loaded firearm in a public place and participating in a criminal group.

He fronted a Bankstown Court on Friday and was refused bail.

Topics:  assault bikie gangs drive-by shootings

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