A western Sydney resident has revealed how he found his
neighbour with "a hole in his chest" after hearing gunshots
outside his home.
Police today arrested a 27-year-old man after raiding a home
on Lansdowne Street in Merrylands, just metres from where the
shooting took place.
Three other alleged accomplices were still on the run.
Details of the aftermath of the multiple shooting emerged
with a witness, who asked not to be named, telling AAP that
he found his 62-year-old neighbour, understood to be Graeme
Hunt, lying outside his Merrylands home on Wednesday night
just before 11pm.
"I lifted up his shirt and I saw a hole in his chest," he
"His shirt was ripped and there was a patch of blood."
The man said Mr Hunt, who has lived in the street for 30
years, thought he had been tasered.
Police say Mr Hunt was an innocent bystander who came out of
his home on Lansdowne Street after hearing a commotion
outside and was shot once to the chest.
He was in a critical condition in Westmead Hospital.
Another man was shot multiple times in the chest, arm and
The 19-year-old was also taken to Westmead Hospital, where he
was in a stable condition.
Police say the teenager and his two mates, 17 and 18, were
driving to a home in Lansdowne Street to buy a mobile phone
that was advertised on social media.
As the trio drove along the street, two males flagged them
According to police, one man got into the back seat of the
vehicle, allegedly armed with a handgun.
He allegedly demanded money and personal belongings while two
more men approached the car.
An altercation broke out and the 19-year-old was shot.
The three teenagers managed to drive to the Caltex service
station on Woodville Road, a kilometre away, where they
The 27-year-old man, who a neighbour claimed lived at home
with his parents, was expected to be charged later today.
Police Detective Superintendent Scott Whyte said every effort
would be made to catch the three other alleged attackers.
"I can tell you now we will be throwing every resource we
possibly can to get these three outstanding - for want of a
better term - grubs," he said.