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The Reason Behind The Ingleburn Shooting

Yesterday Sydney was rocked by news that an armed man was holding bystanders hostage in Sydney’s South West.

The incident broke just before 10:45 and shortly after the public was made aware of it, we were told that one person had been shot dead and two others were injured.

At that point we were unsure how many hostages were left and what the gunman wanted.


It has now been revealed that a man named Wayne Williams opened fire on the Bassal brothers at the Ingleburn Inline National Signage and Property Services after police believe they want to the business to complain about a sign they ordered.

Michael ‘Mick' Bassal, who is a father-of-one, died on the grass verge outside the business.

His two brothers were taken to Liverpool hospital, where one required emergency surgery.

Inline’s distraught owner Chantelle Tonna was so traumatised she could barely walk as police helped her from the warehouse, according to a report on the Daily Telegraph.

During the siege heavily armed police armed with assault rifles surrounded the business and evacuated nearby premises.

Williams was found inside the property later in the day after it was believed he had shot himself.

According to a report on the Daily Telegraph, one worker, machine operator Gurjinder Girn, told of how his wife came to visit him unexpectedly at work around the time of the attack and quickly ushered her outside into a toilet.

The pair heard a man shouting, “come out, come out, come out!” They then heard six shots.

“Nothing like this has happened in front of my eyes with me or this company. It was very terrifying,” Mr Girn said.

“By chance we went outside to go to the bathroom. “I know there were three other employees inside who were hiding from the gunman.”

Source: Daily Telegraph

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