Sydney erupts with 3 shootings in 6 hours Chelsea White The Daily Telegraph August 02, 2010 12:00AM A YOUNG man is dead and two others injured after a spate of shootings across Sydney yesterday. A man, believed in his late twenties, was gunned down in broad daylight in a suburban park in Greenacre. The man was shot several times under a picnic shelter in Roberts Park, near Waterloo and Napoleon Streets at 4.20pm. One resident said he saw a group of young men run from the park immediately after the shooting. "They looked like teenagers or in their early twenties," the resident, who did not want to be named, said. "I don't know how they did it there would have been people in the park, it was still daylight." The resident said on hearing of the shooting, the dead man's friends rushed to the park but it was too late. Roberts Park has a notorious reputation in the area as yesterday's shooting was the third time someone has been shot there in less than three weeks. Last month two men were shot during a brawl at the park. Just over an hour after the Greenacre shooting, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg outside Rockdale Railway Station in Sydney's south around 5.45pm. Police are still investigating the incident but it is understood the teen may have been targeted in a drive-by style shooting. The 16-year-old was last night in a stable condition. The third shooting occurred at 10.25pm in Bossley Park in Sydney's west. Police were called to home on Wallaby Close after reports a 23-year-old man had been shot. When police and ambulance officers arrived the man had already been taken to Fairfield Hospital in a private vehicle. Police were last night interviewing the man to try to piece together how he was shot in the arm and chest. Sydney erupts with 3 shootings in 6 hours | The Daily Telegraph So here we go...expect the usual round of 'OMG evil handgunz better ban than them allll!' standard of rhetoric Bit more serious than usual since the Greens are going to get Senate control in the upcoming election probably...and on Saturday the shooting community tragically lost one of our two Shooters Party MPs, Roy Smith who died unexpectedly in his sleep. A tireless advocate for our sport and someone who could always calmly and consisely cut through the Green/anti bullsh1t, no mean feat to keep your temper there. RIP, Roy To the police forces' credit, their spokesman rebutted all the media suggestions that the laws need a radical crackdown, by pointing out not only that the current statute is extremely stringent, but that OBVIOUSLY criminals are not following them plus pretty much all crime is committed with illegal firearms. Nothing succeeds like populist kneejerk scare-mongering though, does it? I notice this morning that there's a new campaign to get our range closed down, AGAIN. To be turned into a 'national park where people can walk their dogs'...after being an industrial waste dump + lead-filled range since 1850-something? Yeah real good idea. If that happens I can say goodbye to shooting, period.