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Two men charged over murder of Qin Wu - SCC Homicide Squad

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 12:26:02 AM

Two men have been charged over the alleged murder of a man in Sydney's south west earlier this year.

About 11pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017, police and emergency services attended a house on Kennedy Street, Guildford, following reports a man had been shot.

Despite the best efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

He was formally identified as 37-year-old Chinese National, Qin Wu.

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad, with the assistance of Rosehill Local Area Command, established Strike Force Buttle to investigate Mr Wu’s death.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, assisted by Bass Hill Region Enforcement Squad, executed a search warrant at a home at Croydon, about 6.30am yesterday (Monday 5 June 2017).

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Ashfield Police Station, where he was charged with murder and shoot with intent to murder.

He has been refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Tuesday 6 June 2017).

A second man, aged 35, was arrested at a correctional facility at Silverwater about midday, and charged with murder and shoot with intent murder.

The man was remanded in custody to appear at Parramatta Local Court later today.

Officer-in-charge of Strike Force Buttle, Detective Sergeant Justin Moynihan, said investigations into the circumstances surrounding Mr Wu’s murder are continuing.

“We are alleging that Qin was shot when he intervened during an argument between his friend and the men charged yesterday,” Det Sgt Moynihan said.

“Our inquiries have led us to believe there were other people in the house at the time of the murder, including someone else who may have received a gunshot injury, and we are still keen to speak with them.

“If you have any knowledge of this murder, now is the time to come forward; it’ll be too late when we come for you.

“Of course, we would like to hear anyone who frequented the home, which was being used as temple at the time of Qin’s murder, and may have information to assist with the investigation ,” Det Sgt Moynihan said.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Buttle investigators to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.