Victim of Hamze double-shooting was suspect in an earlier murder

Salim Hamze, 18, and his 64-year-old father Toufik Hamze were gunned down outside the family home in on Osgood Street in Guildford.

Victim of Hamze double-shooting was suspect in an earlier murder

A teenager executed alongside his father outside their western Sydney home was being investigated for his suspected role in another gangland murder.

Salim Hamze, 18, and his father Toufik Hamze, 64, were shot dead as they sat in a red ute at Guildford yesterday morning.

Police are now investigating whether the double killing was retaliation for the murder of Shady Kanj, 22, who was gunned down at nearby Chester Hill in August.

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9News understands Salim was a suspect in the death of Kanj, leading police to raid his Guildford home in August, where they found a firearm.

"He was known to us as a person under threat and known to be involved in criminal organisations," Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett told media during a press conference yesterday.

Salim and his father are the latest victims in a tit-for-tat gangland war between the Hamzy and Alameddine crime networks, largely over drugs and money in south-western Sydney.

Salim was on bail over firearms charges after a September arrest.

9News understands Salim is a low-level player linked to the Hamzy clan while Kanj worked for the Alameddines.

Up to a dozen bullets were shot outside Salim's Osgood Street home and police fear it is only a matter of time before innocent bystanders are caught in the crossfire of this ongoing feud.

There have been several close calls this year, including when a stray bullet injured a nurse at Auburn Hospital in February during a drive-by shooting of matriarch Maha Hamzy, whose gangster son Bilal was shot dead in June.

In August, a man was lucky to survive after a bullet grazed his head on the Chester Hill street where Kanj was killed.

Police are now hunting for the two gunmen who torched their getaway car on nearby Murdoch Lance and then jumped into a waiting dark Ford Mustang, last seen speeding down O'Neill Street.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website.

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Woman too 'petrified' to leave home after being sexually assaulted while walking

Police are searching for a man after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in Melbourne's north.

Woman too 'petrified' to leave home after being sexually assaulted while walking

A woman has been left "petrified" to leave her home after she was sexually assaulted as she went for a walk in Melbourne's north last week.

A 25-year-old disability worker was walking along a track on Kirkham Drive in Greenvale about 7.45pm on October 13 when the assault occurred.

A man started to follow the woman as she walked past Kinloch Grove, heading towards Somerton Road, according to police.

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They suspect the man may have loitered in the area for some time before grabbing the woman, who had headphones on, from behind.

He then allegedly sexually assaulted her and ran off along Kinloch Grove.

She sprinted after him but lost track of him on Castlehill Avenue.

The alleged offender is yet to be found.

He is described as being aged in his late teens to early twenties, with a tanned complexion.

He was wearing a black and green jacket, a black t-shirt, grey pants with a stripe and black shoes.

Police have released CCTV of a man who they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The woman, who is too afraid to be identified, doorknocked homes in the area to get CCTV footage of the man to give to police.

She told 9News she was "very fearful" and "petrified" to leave her house.

"I used to go on a walk every day after work," she said.

"I was just doing such a simple task.

"I just don't want this to happen to anyone else."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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