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Gangland murders grip Sydney streets

AAP logoAAP 15/11/2016

Four underworld figures have been gunned down on Sydney streets in the past eight months, with two of the executed men potentially linked to another shooting 12 months ago.

2016:

*November 14 - Pasquale Barbaro, 35, executed outside an Earlwood home in south west Sydney. Barbaro's grandfather and cousin were both killed in gangland hits and there were unconfirmed rumours he was an informant.

*October 25 - Hamad Assaad shot dead in broad daylight by at least two gunmen in the driveway of his Georges Hall home. Assaad, 29, was a key suspect in the murder of underworld figure Walid Ahmad.

*April 29 - Gangland kingpin and convicted killer Walid Ahmad, 40, killed in a spray of bullets on the rooftop car park of Bankstown Central shopping centre. Ahmad's murder was believed to be in retaliation for the fatal shooting of Safwan Charbaji outside a Condell Park panel beater several weeks earlier.

*April 9 - Safwan Charbaji, 32, fatally wounded and another man seriously injured after a gunfight outside a Condell Park smash repair business linked to Ahmad. An outstanding debt dispute was reportedly one of the possible motives being investigated for the fatal shooting.

2015:

*November 9 - Barbaro targeted in a non-fatal gun attack outside a Leichhardt business. Police reportedly believed Assaad was a suspect in the bungled shooting.

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