More than 20 people have been banned from travelling to certain parts of Sydney amid fears of escalating tensions between two families.
NSW Police crime squad are targeting some members of the Hamzy and Alameddine families, in an effort to prevent an all-out gang war after a spate of shootings and a prison stabbing.
Strike Force Courier was established to investigate his murder.
In recent weeks another Hamzy home was targeted, as was the home of Rafat Alameddine in Fairfield.
There was also a brawl on the street involving members of both groups.
There is no suggestion any members of the Alameddine family were involved in the killing of Mr Hamzy, or that any members of the Hamzy family were involved in the shooting of Rafat Alameddine’s home.
Today Strike Force Raptor detectives executed crime scene search warrants at the Simmat Avenue property, as well as a unit also at Condell Park and a home in Fairfield.
At the weekend NSW Police issued 22 people from both families with Public Safety Orders, which prevented them from travelling to specific suburbs.
These were in place for 72 hours and have since expired. Officers are now taking the fight to the Supreme Court to issue Serious Crime Prevention orders.
These will limit mobile phone access and give police the powers to monitor bank accounts.
Crime squad boss Detective Superintendent Robert Critchlow said: “anyone involved in these shootings or other violent activity, should expect to be arrested.
“Attention from police will not stop, we are having people dying in the street, we are sick of it.
“We are going to use every weapon available to us in the legislation… to stop this behaviour,” he said.
Some members of the Hamzy family have a long and bloody history book.
Before the latest shooting and prison stabbing last week, Brothers for Life Founder Bassam Hamzy was jailed for murder and is serving time at Goulburn’s Supermax jail.
His cousin Mohammed is in custody after being found guilty of the manslaughter of another gang member shot dead at Greenacre in 2012.
Mohammed was the intended target of a hit at Revesby in October 2013, but in a case of mistaken identity his cousin Mahmoud Hamzy was shot dead.
Aunt Maha Hamzy has escaped death also, after she was shot in the legs inside her Auburn home in 2013.
The same townhouse was a target of a drive-by shooting last Saturday night.