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Panania shooting in south-west Sydney linked to Comancheros and Bandidos motorcycle chapters

A former Comancheros bikie has been killed in a brazen drive-by shooting outside of his home in Sydney’s south-west while his wife and young child were inside.

Fares Abounader, 39, died in a hail of bullets outside his home at Wall Avenue in Panania shortly before midnight on Saturday night. 

Despite the best efforts of his family, a neighbour and emergency services he was unable to be saved and died at the scene.

‘The shooting was very calculated and very deliberate and quite brazen,’ Detective Superintendent Robert Critchlow said on Sunday.

Police sources told The Daily Telegraph Mr Abounader was the victim of a targeted shooting as tensions continue to simmer between the Comancheros and Bandidos.

Mr Abounader had crossed paths with the law several times while a member of the Comancheros. 

He was allegedly involved in the 2009 brawl at Sydney Airport, when Comancheros bikies clashed with their Hells Angels rivals.

Hells Angel member Anthony Zervas was killed and then-Comanchero boss Mick Hawi, who died in 2018, was charged with manslaughter.

Mr Abounader fled the scene after allegedly throwing a knife down a drain.  

The man, who is known to police, was a member of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang but this might have recently changed.

They did not say if this could have been a factor in the shooting.

‘Despite the fact that the victim is known to police it doesn’t change the fact he was a family man. His wife and young child were home at the time,’ Det Sup Critchlow said.

‘No-one deserves to be treated like this and murdered in such a callous fashion in front of his home.’ 

Terrified neighbours said they heard the sound of gunshots and screams before emergency services arrived on scene. 

‘I heard gunshots but thought it was far away, and then I heard people yelling,’ one neighbour said.

‘They were trying to resuscitate him.’ 

Paramedics performed CPR on the 39-year-old man before he was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The Comancheros were founded on the New South Wales Central Coast on April 15, 1966.

A number of Comancheros members broke off from the chapter to create the Bandidos MC Australia in 1984.

Both camps were involved in the bloody shootout known as the 1984 Milperra Massacre, which left six men and a 14-year-old girl dead.   

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