A man has been charged with attempted murder and several robbery offences for his part in a western Sydney double shooting that left a teenager and an innocent bystander in serious conditions in hospital.
Police had been looking for the man after he and three others ambushed three teenagers in their car last week, shooting one before running away and firing on an innocent bystander who confronted the group in the front yard of his Merrylands home.
They arrested the 23-year-old on a street corner at Guildford early on Thursday afternoon and charged him with shooting at with intent to murder, robbery armed with offensive weapon causing wounding or grievous bodily harm, assault with intent to rob while armed with an offensive weapon causing wounding and or grievous bodily harm and robbery while armed with dangerous weapon.
He was refused bail and is due before Parramatta Local Court on Friday.
After the bungled armed robbery, a 19-year-old man was rushed to hospital with chest, stomach and arm wounds and a 62-year-old man was left in a critical but stable condition from a gunshot to the chest.
Both shooting victims remain in hospital.
Police say the 19-year-old had gone to Merrylands with two mates, 17 and 18, late on the night of March 26 to buy a mobile phone advertised on a social networking site.
But they were stopped in their car on a residential street by two men.
Two more men appeared and a fight broke out.
The 19-year-old was shot after a man jumped into the teen’s car allegedly demanding cash and property.
The two other suspects remain at large.
Yousiff Chami was last week also charged over the Merrylands shootings.
The 27-year-old, who’s facing firearm and robbery charges, was remanded in custody until his matter appears before Parramatta Local Court on May 22.