Two gunmen lay in wait outside a southwest Sydney home before shooting a man dead in his front yard when he walked outside, in what police believe is a targeted killing.
The unidentified man's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds in Simmat Avenue in Condell Park about 7:30am on Monday. He died at the scene.
NSW Police Acting Superintendent Darren Sly told reporters two killers had been stationed outside the victim's home, waiting for him to leave in the morning.
They then made their move, shooting him multiple times in his front yard. The man got up after the shooting and moved about 100 metres before collapsing and dying.
The pair made a getaway in a vehicle, the details of which are unknown, and Supt Sly said no weapon was found at the scene. Police later located a burnt-out vehicle in nearby Yagoona.
"Police take this type of crime very seriously," Supt Sly said.
"It's something the community and we as police do not stand for."
Traffic diversions remain in place around Simmat Ave.