Teen Fatally Shot In Sydney Identified, Alleged Killer On The Run
A teenager who was killed in a 'targeted attack' in Sydney's southwest has been named as 18-year-old Omar Elomar.
Emergency services were called to Cabramatta Avenue in Miller after 11pm on Saturday and found Elomar with a gunshot wound to his chest.
Paramedics attempted to revive him but he died at the scene.
Elomar's devastated cousin said he was just an "innocent kid" and couldn't believe he died so young.
“Every day I picked him up, took him to work, he’s just a nice bloke mate,” Saddan Aboulhaf told 10 News First.
I can't believe it.. He was just an innocent kid.
Aboulhaf said Elomar had a job at the family's business as an accountant and he couldn't understand what he'd be doing at the park so late at night.
"No drugs, no alcohol, no partying, no nothing at all."
“This is a kid that goes to work every day, starts at six in the morning, goes ‘till about three-thirty or five o’clock and goes home.”
Neighbour Raed Kalal said he ran outside after hearing a gunshot and tried to save the teenager.
“I’ve heard a gunshot, ran out, called the ambulance, started doing CPR and the bloke died straight away and that was it,” he said.
“I tried CPR, mouth to mouth … I had my phone on the ground and the ambulance they were (talking to me)."
I tried my best … I’ll try save any life, doesn’t matter who it is.
Superintendent Adam Whyte said the shooting was not an accident.
"The incident is not random, it was targeted but at this stage it is very early in the investigation," Whyte told reporters on Sunday.
"As any incident involving a firearm, it’s a tragic crime and it’s one of the reasons we’ve afforded significant resources into the matter."
He said police have seized vehicles in the area as part of the ongoing investigation.
It is too early to say if Elomar had been shot from a passing car, Whyte said.
Police said no one has been arrested over the shooting yet.
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