Gang Of Gunmen On The Run After Alleged Backyard Shooting
Four men have been charged after one of them allegedly shot at armed attackers who had jumped the back fence of their western Sydney home.
NSW Police said a group of men armed with rifles and a shotgun jumped the fence in Revesby on November 25 and threatened a 35-year-old occupant as well as three men aged 21, 22 and 32.
The 35-year-old allegedly ran inside and picked up a rifle before firing several shots at the armed men who fled.
No one was injured, including a number of horses that were in the yard at the time.
“They are entitled to keep horses on this property, I don’t know why they are kept for… unfortunately they were in the firing line,” Bankstown Detective Chief Inspector Darren Sly said.
He appealed for public help to locate the armed men who fled the scene.
The alleged shooter was arrested and charged on Wednesday following an extensive investigation.
Detectives said they found a firearm conversion kit and ammunition at another property in Revesby when arresting the man.
The 35-year-old was charged with shooting at a person with the intent to murder, firing a weapon in a public place and other weapons charges.
The other men -- aged 21, 22 and 32 -- were on Thursday morning arrested in Panania, Bankstown and Balmain.
They were subsequently charged with being accessories after the fact to the shooting.