A man has been taken to hospital after being shot in broad daylight in Sydney’s western suburbs on Thursday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Barber Avenue in Penrith at about 3.20pm following reports that shots had been fired.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a man, aged in his early 30s, at the scene for gunshot wounds before he was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a serious condition, NSW police said.
His injuries are the result of a drive-by shooting, 7 News reported.
The outlet reported the man was shot multiple times in his arms, legs and stomach.
The man was believed to be sitting in his car at the time of the attack.
Aerial footage taken by Nine News shows a trail of blood to a nearby apartment where it is smeared on the concrete outside the home.
Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia that the victim was known to police amid reports he has links to outlaw bikie groups.
The victim is understood to be Jae Tregear who survived a shooting attempt at his home earlier this year when a masked gunman ambushed him at his front door.
Affiliated with the Bandidos bikie group, Tregear was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to murder in 2008.
A crime scene has been established and Barber Avenue remains closed to vehicles as investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
The incident took place close to the nearby Penrith High School but police said because the shooting happened shortly after the school day ended, students were not affected.
No arrests have been made.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.