Fears Parramatta shooting may not be the last attack of its kind

TERROR experts are worried the recent fatal shooting in Sydney’s Parramatta that a civilian police force employee dead, may not be the last.

Investigations are continuing into what motivated 15-year-old Farhad Jabar Khali Mohammad to shoot police force veteran Curtis Cheng at close range outside the Parramatta police headquarters on Friday.

Police believe was politically motivated and linked to terrorism.


His grieving family, including wife Selina and children Zilvia and Alpha, said they were heartbroken by the loss of the loving, generous and gentle father who always put the family first.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken that he has been taken from us, but we are truly grateful for the fruitful and happy life he has shared with us,” they said in a statement.

“My father was a kind, gentle, and loving person. He was humourous, generous of heart and always put the family first. He has set a tremendous example for us as a family.

“To the many people who have offered their condolences and kind words about him, we are extremely moved by your thoughts and sympathies.,” they added.

Streets surrounding Parramatta headquarters were placed into lock-down after Mohammad fired shots into the building before he was killed by special constables.

Police have no information to tie the boy to a specific group.

The federal government, police and agencies are working with the Muslim community to combat extremism and prevent young people from being radicalised.