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Shot man may have been victim of road rage

AAP logoAAP 20/08/2016

A bad case of road rage could be behind a shooting in southwest Sydney that has left a man in hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say the 35-year-old man, from the Liverpool area, was driving along Edensor Park in St Johns Park late on Saturday when another car pulled up alongside him.

"A number of shots have been fired from the passenger-side window (of the second car)," Inspector Stuart Cadden told reporters in Cabramatta on Sunday morning.

"These shots have entered through the door of the victim's vehicle, striking him in the legs and lower body a number of times."

Rather than stop to dial triple-zero, the injured man drove on until he reached the St Johns Bowling Club.

Staff at the bowls club were able to get help for the man.

Insp Cadden said the victim was not known to police and had been unable to identify his shooter, though he had been co-operating with investigations so far.

One line of inquiry investigators will pursue is the possibility that the shooting was a case of road rage.

He said police were familiar with the victim's two passengers but that they were not known to be involved in gang activity.

"The two passengers have been spoken to by police. At this stage I can't disclose what they have said but they are assisting us.

"They weren't harmed," Insp Cadden said.

He said the possibility that one of these two passengers was the intended target of the shooting had not been ruled out, "but at this stage we've got nothing to suggest that".

The victim remained in a stable condition in hospital on Sunday morning and was expected to undergo surgery.

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