By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 05:57 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 05:57 BST, 3 September 2020
Sydney has been rocked by 29 shootings in less than five weeks as bikie feuds and low-level drug wars explode in suburban neighbourhoods.
A worrying map has revealed Sydney's south-west is at the centre of the gang-linked violence, with over a dozen drive-by shootings in recent weeks.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Peter McKenna said police were ramping up patrols and resources after a huge surge in shootings since August 1.
Ten of the shootings have been in regional NSW and 19 in Sydney's central metro region, which covers the CBD, eastern suburbs, Inner West and Sutherland Shire.
Just three days into the new month and there have already been three shootings - all in the central metro region.
A worrying map has revealed Sydney's south-west has had an outbreak of crime believed to be linked to outlaw motorcycle gang conflicts
Police cordon off the area before forensic officers arrive at Knoll Avenue in Turella after a shooting last week
In the most recent shooting, bullets were sprayed into a home in Fairfield Heights just after 10.15pm on Wednesday.
No one was injured during the shooting and police believe it was targeted.
One of the attacks left infamous former Comanchero bikie Fares Abounader dead outside his home in Panania on August 29.
Police believe Abounader, who was present during the Sydney Airport bikie brawl, was a victim of a targeted shooting amid tension between the Comancheros and Bandidos.
However, officers now suspect the botched hit on Turrella businessman Mohamed Saab three days earlier was related.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said there are now a handful of theories about Abounader's death.
'We've uncovered at least five indicators around why (Mr Abounader's) shooting occurred … we've had discussions with particular (bikie gangs) about acceptable behaviour. Anyone that participates in a public place shooting carries 25 years to life in prison,' Mr Smith said.
Mark Shammo was shot in the legs and torso on Garrong Road in Lakemba on September 1
Mr Smith said both Abounader and Saab had alleged links to outlaw motorcycle gang conflicts, while most of the other hits are believed to be targeted.
'It is not acceptable under any circumstances,' Mr McKenna said on Wednesday.
'It doesn't matter who is involved in these shootings - it's not acceptable and we will come down on them.'
Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith says the shootings are a result of individual conflicts,