Shots fired as masked gunmen terrorise residents

FOUR men wearing balaclavas and wielding guns have gone on a violent rampage and terrorised residents inside their homes in Sydney’s west.

The group allegedly invaded a house on Francis Street in Fairfield about 7am on Friday and bashed a woman before beating a man with an iron bar.

They then allegedly travelled to Bonnyrigg and stormed a home on Anton Place about one hour and 45 minutes later.


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Police said the gang of four men threatened the occupants and opened fire inside the house before fleeing in a white Mercedes.

Thankfully, no one inside the home is believed to have been hit by the gunfire.

The Mercedes was later seen driving at speeds of up to 200km/h along the M5 at Moorebank before crashing into another car and bursting into flames near the Moorebank Avenue off-ramp.

Police said four masked men jumped out of the car and fled on foot.

Two of them allegedly carjacked a grey Nissan Navara and drove it to a service station on Newbridge Road where they dumped it and carjacked a yellow Holden Commodore.

The two other man tried running away but were tracked down and arrested in Prestons a short time later.

One man was found hiding on the roof of a house on Grevillea Crescent, while the other was found at a school on Kurrajong Road.

The man who was on the roof of the house was taken to Liverpool Hospital. His condition is not known.

The incident triggered an enormous police response, with a large-scale operation underway to locate the outstanding offenders.

Police are still searching for the two armed men in the stolen yellow 2010 Holden Commodore with NSW registration plates DAN-359.

They warn the men are armed and dangerous and are urging members of the public not to approach the car if they see it.

Speaking to the media on Saturday afternoon, NSW Police Chief Inspector Greg Tetley said the armed men endangered the lives of “a lot of people”.

“Their behaviour is very dangerous,” Chief Inspector Tetley told reporters.

“A lot of people were very scared [and] a lot of people were put in danger on the motorways and in their homes.”

Anyone who spots the stolen yellow Holden Commodore is urged to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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