The 13th person to die in the underworld war is a 23-year-old father who was shot in a brazen ambush at 4 a.m. This happened just days after his gangster uncle, "Mr. Big," was killed, and a woman went into labor at the scene.
A man who was shot and killed in the southwest of Sydney has been found to be the nephew of gangster Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad, who was also killed by gunfire a few weeks ago.
On Saturday morning, just before 4 a.m., there were reports of a shooting on Knox Street in Belmore.
Rami Iskander, who was 23 years old, was shot in the chest and treated by paramedics before he died. Before emergency services got there, his family tried to give him CPR.
People think that Mr. Iskander was at home with his wife, who is expecting their second child, and their 2-year-old. The health of his wife was checked at Canterbury Hospital.
In the past 18 months, 12 other people in the criminal world, including Iskander's uncle Ahmad, have been killed in a string of shootings.
Ahmad was killed on April 27 in Greenacre, after a $1 million reward was put on his head.
Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett, who is in charge of the State Crime Command, said that police were dealing with a "spate of tit-for-tat shootings between organized criminals in southwest Sydney."
He said, "It's clear that there's a kind of war going on in south-western Sydney over drug sales and organized crime."
Superintendent Bennett said that Iskander's name was on a list of people who were being watched by the police.
"We have a list of people we pay attention to. He said, "This person, who has since died, was part of that group."
Knox Street is closed, and a crime scene has been set up by the police.
Moments after the shooting, the police were called to help a woman who was about to give birth and an older man who had fallen and hurt himself.
One neighbor said that gunshots were what woke them up.
'My wife said did you hear that? He told Daily Telegraph, "I think those were gunshots."