Brother of notorious crime figure shot dead and car found on fire

The brother of a notorious Sydney crime member has been shot dead and a car has been found alight in South Wentworthville today.

Emergency services were called to Rawson Road at the intersection of the Great Western Highway after a 35-year-old man was found injured in a car parked on the street about 12.45pm today.

9News understands that man is Ghassan Amoun, the brother of convicted criminal Bassam Hamzy.

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Police have established a crime scene.

NSW Ambulance paramedics started treating Mr Amoun however he died at the scene.

A car was also found alight nearby on Una and Smith Streets, South Wentworthville, and is believed to be related to the shooting.

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Police found a car on fire nearby after the shooting.

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Police believe the car is linked to the attack.

Crime scenes have been established at both locations and police have started investigations.

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

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