CCTV footage released as part of ongoing investigation into murder of Mahmoud Ahmad - Taskforce Erebus

Thursday, 20 April 2023 07:00:53 AM

Taskforce Erebus investigators have released CCTV footage as they continue to investigate the shooting death of a man in Sydney’s south-west almost one year ago.

About 9.30pm on Wednesday 27 April 2022, emergency services responded to reports a man had been shot in Greenacre.

Upon arrival, police located a man with gunshot wounds. He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, died at the scene.

He has since been formally identified as 39-year-old Mahmoud Ahmad.

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad established Strike Force Betta to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

This investigation subsequently formed part of ongoing inquiries by Taskforce Erebus into several fatal shootings and criminal activities by organised crime networks across Sydney.

As investigations continue, strike force detectives have released CCTV footage of the moments leading up to and at the time of the shooting, hoping anyone who may have been in the area and is yet to speak to police will come forward.

Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty, said strike force investigators are still following lines of inquiry in relation to the commission of the offence.

“We have several pieces of information which have come through to us, but detectives are still working through what happened that Wednesday night.

“While we have canvassed the area and spoken to a number of neighbours, there are still people who are yet to come forward and assist us with our inquiries.

“Taskforce Erebus investigators are examining all elements of these murders – before, during, and after the fact – and we are urging anyone who believes they have crucial information to speak to police,” Det Supt Doherty said.

Anyone with information that may assist Taskforce Erebus investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.