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Two charged over shooting and alleged kidnapping - Roselands

Monday, 22 August 2022 09:12:33 AM

Two men have been charged by Campsie detectives following an investigation into the shooting of a man and alleged kidnapping of a second man in Sydney’s south west last year.

Just after 3.30am on Sunday 14 March 2021, emergency services were called to Stoddart Street and Moorefields Road, after residents reported hearing gunshots.

Officers from Campsie Police Area Command attended and stopped a Holden Captiva on Moorefields Road, after noticing bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for gunshot wounds to his leg and buttocks, before being taken to hospital in a stable condition. He has since been released.

Campsie detectives formed Strike Force Alecia to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, including a public appeal for assistance, investigators arrested a 30-year-old man last Thursday (18 August 2022), at Burwood Police Station.

He was charged with take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm, conspire and agree to murder any person, and shoot at with intent to murder.

The man was refused bail and appeared before Burwood Local Court on Friday (19 August 2022), where he was formally refused bail to reappear before the same court on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Just after 6pm yesterday (Sunday 21 August 2022), a 37-year-old man was arrested at a unit on Bathurst Street, Sydney.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm, conspire and agree to murder any person, and shoot at with intent to murder.

Police will allege in court that a 43-year-old man was allegedly held against his will and assaulted by the men the previous day. It will be further alleged he was used to lure the younger man to Stoddard Street.

The men are all known to each other.

The man was refused bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court today (Monday 22 August 2022).