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A nine-year-old girl caught up in a violent underworld shooting is now too terrified to leave her bedroom after she was shot in the hip by an alleged gunman.
The little girl had been wearing her Dr Seuss pyjamas when Mahmoud Rizk and his alleged accomplice arrived at her home in Connells Point, south Sydney, in a black BMW sedan just before 5pm on July 8, 2022.
As she and her two siblings helped their mother unload Woolworths shopping bags a series of bullets suddenly rang out with one hitting the little girl in the hip.
As she lay bleeding on the ground she asked: 'Mum am I going to die?'
The alleged gunman had been looking for a Brothers 4 Life gang associate, a criminal group founded by the feared Hamze family, the Daily Telegraph reports.
NSW Police still don't know who organised the planned hit, considered to be one of the worst shootings in the history of Sydney's gangland war.
Pictured is police bodycam footage from inside the Connells Point home of a nine-year-old who was shot in the hip during a bungled underworld shooting in July, 2022
NSW Police Detective Superintendent Grant Taylor said at the time, it would have been 'very difficult' to mistake the pyjama-clad girl for an adult man.
The little girl now relies on walls and furniture to help her move around and is too traumatised from the incident to leave her bedroom.
According to a statement of agreed facts, she suffers long-term nerve damage, walks with a permanent limp and has to rely on a ileostomy bag.
Her siblings were unable to go on a school excursion to Luna Park after their peers expressed fears they would be shot at if they came.
Rizk, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring and agreeing to murder, was hired to be the driver with two stolen cars complete with fake plates organised for the