Appeal to identify woman who may be able to assist investigation into Bankstown shooting, NSW

Homicide Squad detectives have released CCTV as the investigation continues into the shooting of Ho Ledinh at Bankstown earlier this year, NSW Police say.

Just after 3.35pm on Tuesday 23 January 2018, 65-year-old local solicitor, Ho Ledinh, was shot while sitting at a cafe at Bankstown City Plaza.

Despite the efforts of police, NSW Ambulance Paramedics, and members of the community, the Mr Ledinh died at the scene.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, and Bankstown detectives, established Strike Force Eugene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

As investigations continue, detectives have released CCTV and are appealing for assistance to identify a person in the vision, who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The person depicted is described as female, aged in her late 20s or early 30s, of Pacific Islander appearance, with a solid build, and long dark hair.

In the vision, which was taken about 3pm on the day of the shooting on East Terrace, Bankstown, the person is wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, and thongs.

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Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Grant Taylor, appealed for the woman to come forward.

“Anyone who knows the woman, or who has information relevant to the investigation, is urged to get in touch as soon as possible,” Det A/Supt Taylor said.

“We have received incredible support from the community, which includes receiving large numbers of witness statements, and providing hundreds of hours of CCTV, mobile phone vision, and dash-cams.

“Our inquiries are ongoing, and we’re determined to provide answers to Mr Ledinh’s family. If you can assist us in any way, please call Crime Stoppers.