Peakhurst shooting a targeted attack aimed to kill: police

Investigation: Rabie Daher, 34, was shot a number of times in the chest outside a home in Peakhurst. Picture: Supplied

Investigation: Rabie Daher, 34, was shot a number of times in the chest outside a home in Peakhurst. Picture: Supplied

Update 2:30pm

St George police said a shooting at Peakhurst overnight was a targeted attack aimed to kill.

Rabie Sabhi Daher, 34, was sitting in a car with a friend waiting to enter the garage of his Johnstone Street home just after 8pm on Wednesday when two other men approached.

During the struggle four shots were fired hitting Mr Daher, 34, in the chest, arm, back and buttocks.

His friend, 35, was assaulted and pistol whipped before the two attackers fled towards Evans Street.

It’s believed they left in a light-coloured sedan.

Inside the house was a woman and two children aged under 10.

Police returned to the scene on Thursday to examine nearby properties and vehicles. 

St George police acting Superintendent Scott Bingham said they have eight investigators working on the case full-time.

He said the men were known to police but were not co-operating with investigators.

‘’We believe this is a targeted attack, this is not a random attack,’’ he said.

‘’The two men who went to the property attended for a specific reason.

‘’This is clearly unacceptable. Society doesn’t accept these kinds of things and we’ll do everything we can in our power to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

‘’We are asking any assistance from the public who saw any vehicles or any persons in and around Peakhurst last night, specifically Johnston Street, that may be able to assist us in our enquiries.’’

Mr Daher is in a stable condition and is expected to undergo surgery today. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The older man has a broken arm and a suspected broken jaw.

Investigation: The home in Johnston Street which was the scene of a shooting on Wednesday night. Picture: Ben Rushton

Investigation: The home in Johnston Street which was the scene of a shooting on Wednesday night. Picture: Ben Rushton

Earlier

A man, 34, was in a critical condition after being shot several times at a home in Peakhurst overnight.

Police found the man in the driveway of the Johnstone Street home after shots were reported about 8pm.

“Police have been told two masked men were last seen running towards Evans Street,” a spokesman said.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A second man, 35, was treated for non-life threatening injuries and taken to hospital in a stable condition.

The man's mother, who was inside the home during the attack, says a child witnessed the unfolding attack.

"You raise your kids in the best schools to be good people ... I don't know what's happening," she told Nine News.

The shooting took place in a suburban street, less than 100 metres from a primary school. 

A crime scene was established which will be forensically examined by specialist police.

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.