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The shootings continue when a house is targeted in Sydney


Three people escaped injury after a house in western Sydney was covered in bullets, the latest in a series of gangster shootings.

Police say several shots were fired at a house and car on Cornelian Street in Leppington on Tuesday around 9.45pm on Tuesday around 9.45pm.

Two men and a woman were in the house at the time, but no one was injured.

Police believe the shooting was aimed, and she was told a white van was spotted nearby.

The latest incident came less than six months after a 28-year-old man received three shots in the leg on the same street.

Chief Detective Chief of Criminal Affairs Darren Bennett says he had all the signs of gangster violence that has plagued West and Southwest Sydney for 18 months.

“This is another style of intimidation of organized crime … bullets in the house and car,” he told the Nine Network.

“This is a typical feature of the kind of crimes we are experiencing at the moment.

“Fortunately, no one was hurt,” he said.

Police are under pressure to stop the violence, which is believed to stem from organized crime and drug trafficking, following a series of shootings and 13 deaths in the past 18 months.

Police Commissioner Karen Webb has given officers a clear mandate that “there will be no tolerance for this kind of offense,” Det Supt Bennett told ABC TV.

“We are well aware of society’s concerns … we are doing everything we can to alleviate this,” he said.

On Monday, it was announced that the Erebus task force would target organized crime and arrested seven members and allies of fabled gangs, including Comancheras, Finns and insurgents.

Police have also been given new powers in the form of drug ban orders, which allow them to go to court to bring order against all those convicted of serious drug crimes in the last decade.

Police can search people under the DSPO anywhere at any time without having to apply for a warrant, as well as serious crime prevention orders and firearms ban orders that police have taken for several years.

On Tuesday, New South Wales Assistant Commissioner for Police Mick Fitzgerald said the orders would be issued to people strongly suspected of being actively involved in the drug trade.

“It’s not just for young people who have had one conviction,” he said.

“These are people who have been convicted of supplying illicit drugs (and) are actively involved in the supply of drugs to their community.”


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