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Edited by Nelly Tawil
A father of two was gunned down while taking out the trash at Cloyton in Sydney’s west, police are investigating unsure of whether the attack was targeted or not.
Adrian Buxton, as named by the police, was shot dead outside his home while his two young children and wife were inside. Emergency services arrived at the scene about 9:00pm Thursday night after they received reports of shots fired in the vicinity.
Mr. Buxton, aged 30, was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds lying on a nature strip outside a neighboring house.
Superintendent Greg Peters said nobody came to the victim’s aid apart from police and ambulance. He received treatment from paramedics but was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Superintendent Peters said while police believe Mr. Buxton was taking his bins out; they are still investigating whether he had another reason to leave the house.
“He was taking out the rubbish the garbage bin, because it was garbage night,” he said.
“We’re not sure what took place, why he was outside or what caused him to be outside.”
Superintendent Peters said it was too early to establish motive, police were following lines of enquiry into whether the incident was linked to the fatal shooting of Rebels bikie member Michael Davey in March.
“It’s a tragic shooting; it’s too early to say whether it was targeted or not.”
He said a number of people were seen running from the scene by witnesses and police were examining CCTV footage from the victim’s house.
“I’m aware there is CCTV footage at the place and that will be one thing the investigators will be looking at,” Superintendent Peters said.