Police Slam 'Cowards' After Shooting Of 'Innocent' Teen Killed In Front Of His Family
Police have called a group of men "cowards" after they met with an 18-year-old and members of his family before he was fatally shot in an unprovoked incident in Sydney's west.
Omar Elomar died of a single gunshot wound to his chest on Cabramatta Avenue in Miller at 11pm on Saturday night.
Detectives said a group of men had approached Elomar's car and shot him down.
Police said the teenager was killed in cold blood after a group of men met with members of the Elomar family to resolve a dispute.
"The incident from the day before was an altercation between two young teenagers. One of the boys was a younger member of the Elomar family," Superintendent Danny Doherty told reporters on Thursday.
"It wasn’t a fight, they’ve turned up and Omar Elomar was shot down in cold blood. There wasn’t a fight or altercation," Doherty said.
Police reiterated that Elomar was innocent and had "no intent to harm anyone" but had attempted to discuss what occurred on the Friday night before the shooting.
They’ve acted as a bunch of cowards. It’s a brazen act that’s happened in residential Sydney.
Doherty said the group of men fled after the gunman shot Elomar and the boy's family also ran from scene, fearing for their lives.
A teenage boy was charged with concealing information after it was revealed he arranged the meeting between the two groups of men.
Detectives arrested the 18-year-old man at a home in Cartwright at 4 pm on Wednesday and seized a clothing, a car and a mobile phone.
Police said the shooting was "targeted" and they are still looking for the killer.
Elomar died at the scene, despite a resident who heard the shooting attempting to perform CPR on the teenager.
“I’ve heard a gunshot, ran out, called the ambulance, started doing CPR and the bloke died straight away,” the resident Raed Kalal 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.”
The teenager’s sister Shayma Elomar took to social media to express her heartbreak after discovering her brother was killed.
“Last night somebody thought it was OK to take away one of the two and only brothers that I have! Omar I have no f...ing words! I have no more ambition for life!,” she wrote on Facebook.
“Anyone who knew this beautiful soul knew how happy and amazing he was. Omar wanted to be a lawyer… Omar was going places in life. Don’t tell me I’m never going to feel those tight back-breaking hugs again and cheek bruising kisses.”
Elomar's cousin told 10 News First he had been working as an accountant at the family's business and was just an "innocent kid".
“Every day I picked him up, took him to work, he’s just a nice bloke mate,” Saddan Aboulhaf said.
"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.”
Police are continuing to canvass the local area and are speaking with Elomar’s family and friends.
The 18-year-old man will appear in court on Thursday.
Police said Elomar had no criminal history and the incident was not related to the previous police records of other family members.
Investigators are appealing to the community for any information that may be able to assist with their inquiries.
More to come.
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