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Teen shot dead in southwest Sydney street in 'targeted attack'

Police say an 18-year-old man who was shot dead outside a home in Sydney was the victim of a targeted attack. Source: AAP

An 18-year-old man has died after he was shot in the chest in Sydney's southwest.

An 18-year-old man has been shot dead in what police say was a targeted attack in southwest Sydney.

Emergency workers called to Cabramatta Avenue at Miller just after 11pm on Saturday found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Paramedics tried to revive the man - identified by multiple media outlets as Omar Elomar - but he died at the scene.

No arrests had been made over the shooting on Sunday evening. Forensic police spent much of Sunday morning at the crime scene and searched the adjacent Miller Park.

Police searched the nearby Miller Park, following the teen’s shooting.
Police searched the nearby Miller Park, following the teen’s shooting.
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"The incident is not random - it was targeted - however at this stage it's very, very early in the investigation," Superintendent Adam Whyte told reporters on Sunday.

"My message to all those involved is that you're best to hand yourself in here, to Liverpool police."

Anyone with further information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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