Rooty Hill Home Shot Up In Targeted Attack
A western Sydney suburb is in shock after 14 bullets were fired into a house in Rooty Hill, narrowly missing a woman who was asleep on the sofa.
The attack, which police believe was targeted, took place at about 12.45am on Friday morning on Bainbridge Crescent and has been linked to the Rebels bikie gang.
According to residents, the woman is lucky to be alive after instinctively sliding off the lounge and onto the floor as the shots were fired; the woman's next-door neighbours told The Daily Telegraph that the bedroom where their four-year-old son was asleep was just metres from the targeted house.
"We were asleep and we just heard gunshots, there were about 14 bullet holes, there were bullet holes all through the lounge room and the bedroom," one said.
"I heard a bang, bang bang. I'll never forget the sounds, can you imagine how scary it was."
Forensic officers brought in a police dog to help track down the gunman after witnesses said they had seen two men running from the scene, on foot, after the shots were heard.
It's understood that Rishaad Christian may have been the target; the 35-year-old, who survived a previous attack at a Rebel clubhouse in Minchinbury in 2014, was not at home at the time of the attack.