A 13-year-old girl has been shot in the back in what police
say is a targeted attack at a home in Sydney's west.
Three men, one armed with a shotgun, arrived at a home on
Sunnyholt Road at Blacktown about 11pm (AEDT) on Monday and
had a brief argument at the front door before the man inside
closed the door on them.
As the three men left the property, several shots were fired
into the home, one of which hit a 13-year-old girl in the
back, police say.
She was taken to Westmead Hospital, where she is in a stable
A woman and her two sons who were also home at the time were
Meanwhile, police say shots were fired at a three-storey
townhouse in Blaxell Street in Granville on Sunday night, but
the incident was not discovered by police until Monday
afternoon, when they went to the house for an unrelated
A crime scene was established and a number of items were
seized for forensic examination.
Police have conducted a canvass of the neighbourhood and are
now appealing for information.
The shootings are the latest in a spate of gun attacks during
the last two weeks.