Police arrest three after investigation into public place shooting at Richmond

Two men and a woman will face court today charged following an investigation into a public place shooting earlier this year involving a criminal syndicate.

The State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Kiradeen to investigate an alleged shooting offence that took place at Old Kurrajong Road, Richmond, on Friday 8 May 2020.

Following extensive inquiries, investigators stopped a white Toyota Camry on Magdalene Terrace, Wolli Creek, about 12.15pm yesterday (Thursday 9 July 2020).

The occupants, two men aged 24 and 29, were arrested and taken to Hurstville Police Station.

A subsequent search of the vehicle was conducted where police located and seized cash, four mobile phones and a watch valued at $45,000.

A short time later, a 39-year-old woman was arrested by Criminal Groups Squad detectives on Campbell Parade, Bondi and taken to Waverley Police Station.

Strike Force detective were then assisted the Public Order and Riot Squad in the execution of search warrants at three separate properties in Chester Hill, Merrylands and Wolli Creek.

At these addresses’ officers located and seized a 9mm pistol, ammunition, cocaine, cannabis, prescription drugs, clothing, documents and mobile phones.

The two men were charged with discharge firearm etc intend cause grievous bodily harm, fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, enter building/land with firearm or imitation firearm, possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

Police will allege the pair are members of a criminal syndicate and participated in a public place shooting outside a unit block in Richmond.

They were both refused bail to face Sutherland Local Court today (Friday 10 July 2020).

The woman was charged with two counts stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, accessory before the fact to discharge firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, accessory before the fact to fire firearm at dwelling house with disregard for safety, accessory before the fact to enter building/land with firearm, contravene AVO and participate criminal group contribute criminal activity.

It will be alleged in court that the woman participated in the coordination of the public place shooting with members of a criminal syndicate.

She was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court today.

Investigations under Strike Force Kiradeen are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist strike force detectives is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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