19-year-old fighting for life after western Sydney shooting

A teenage man is fighting for life and police remain on the hunt for the shooters after a 19-year-old was shot multiple times in Sydney’s west.

Early police investigations suggest the man had been sitting in the driver’s seat of a car with a 21-year-old male passenger late on Friday evening in Sefton when the car was approached by several men.

Police say the men smashed the passenger window of the car, pulled the driver out and shot him multiple times in the chest and leg.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Anderson Lane about 11.45pm, and paramedics treated the man there before taking him to Westmead Hospital. The man remains in a critical condition.

The man’s 21-year-old passenger suffered a minor eye injury due to the broken glass, and did not need medical treatment. He has been assisting detectives from Bankstown police area command with their investigation.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said at this stage there did not appear to be a connection between the shooting victim and those who shot him. It also remains unclear whether the shooters have any organised crime links.

Police would like to speak to the driver of a white hatchback that was seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting.

Police were also urging anyone who had been near Anderson Lane, Helen Street, Wellington Road or Sefton Railway Station about 11.45pm on Friday to contact Bankstown Police Station.

Police have urged anyone who could assist in this investigation to contact Crime Stoppers.

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