Shooting Victim Named As Rising Soccer Star John Odisho

The man shot in the head in an attack in Sydney's Five Dock on Tuesday morning has been identified as Parramatta Eagles rising star John Odisho.

The 25-year-old was declared clinically dead on Tuesday, with his family gathering at Auburn Hospital to say goodbye.

"It is with deep sadness that we share with you all some devastating news," Parramatta Melita Eagles president David Frendo said in a statement.

"Senior player John Odisho has sadly lost his life in a horrific incident in Five Dock earlier this week.

"Forever an Eagle". John Odisho is being remembered by friends and family. Photo: Parramatta Eagles.

"John, whom returned to Parramatta FC this season was considered a key signing for our 2019 season.

"On behalf of the Parramatta Melita Eagles Sports Club Board, I offer our heartfelt condolences to John’s family, his friends and to all personnel involved with John during his time at our club.

"Rest in Peace, John -- forever an Eagle."

Odisho was discovered by emergency services in the early hours of Tuesday morning after reports of shots fired in the area.

A 24-year-old was found with wounds to his shoulder and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Police are still hunting for those responsible for the shooting.

They are investigating whether a third man, who reported to Auburn hospital a short time later with a gunshot wound to the stomach, is connected to the incident.

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