Sydney teen was victim of a 'cold-blooded killing', police say

| 20.02,20. 12:43 PM |

Sydney teen was victim of a 'cold-blooded killing', police say

Photo: Omar Elomar was shot dead as he sat in the driver's seat of a car. (Supplied)

A teenager who was shot dead in Sydney's south-west on Saturday night was the victim of a "cold-blooded killing", police have alleged.
Omar Elomar, 18, was shot once in the chest at close range as he sat in the driver's seat of a car on Cabramatta Avenue at Miller just after 11:00pm on Saturday.
Police said Mr Elomar and a group of his relatives had arranged to meet another group of men when the shooting took place.
Homicide Squad commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said the meeting was arranged to discuss a fight that had taken place the day before between a young relative of Mr Elomar's and another boy.
"They've turned up at Miller on the night and Omar Elomar was shot down in cold blood — it was a cold-blooded killing," he said.
"There wasn't any altercation or fight on that night, they've turned up to talk to this other group and he's been shot down in cold blood."
The teenager's death is not connected to his relative Mohamed Elomar, an Islamic State fighter who was killed in Syria in 2015.
Superintendent Doherty said Mr Elomar was an innocent man who had turned up to the meeting with the intention of finding a peaceful resolution.
"They've [the gunmen] acted as a bunch of cowards," he said.
"There's a group of people who've gone there and an innocent man has been shot dead in cold blood — it's a brazen act in a residential area of south-west Sydney and it shouldn't happen.
"Society and the community cannot accept this on any level."
Police believe between three and six men, described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, were involved in the shooting.
Detectives are working on the theory they fled the scene in a car and are appealing for anyone who saw a car, or who may have dash cam vision, to come forward.
An 18-year-old man was arrested at a home at Cartwright about 4:00pm yesterday in connection with the killing.
Police will allege he acted as the go-between and set up the meeting between the two groups on Saturday night.
He has been charged with concealing a serious offence and has been refused bail to face Liverpool Local Court today.
Detectives from Strike Force Cero seized several items from his home, including a car, clothing and a mobile phone.


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