Police have arrested a Hells Angels associate over a 2011 drive-by shooting outside a fast-food eatery at Merrylands.
Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged the 23-year-old Merrylands man over the shooting which occurred on Merryland Road at about 8.30pm on October 27.
No-one was injured in the incident.Following four other public-place shootings at Holroyd (on October 29), Granville (two on October 30) and Canley Heights (October 30), police linked the incidents to an apparent dispute between the Hells Angels and Nomads outlaw motorcycle gangs.MEOCS formed Strike Force Felix to investigate these matters. This investigation has since expanded to include a total of 12 public-place shootings, three arson incidents and one robbery between October 2011 and January 2012.
The 23-year-old is an associate of the Hells Angels and was remanded in custody to face Campbelltown Local Court on 20 February 2013. He is charged with discharging a firearm with the intent of causing grievous bodily harm and shooting a firearm in or near public place.
Strike Force Felix detectives have now arrested 23 people and laid a total of 131 drugs, firearm and other charges.
They have also executed 16 search warrants, during which they have seized 22 firearms and large amounts of ammunition, along with drugs such as cannabis, methylamphetamine and Ecstasy.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who can provide assistance to Strike Force Felix detectives should call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.