A man who was targeted in a shooting in Greystanes on Thursday night is a member of an anti-Islamic extremist group.
Nathan Abela, 24, was not shot but suffered a minor injury to his shoulder when he dived to evade up to eight bullets that were fired at his apartment in Greystanes.
Police said they were called to the apartment block on Cumberland Road at 11.15pm to reports that a number of shots had been fired.
Witnesses also told police they saw a silver Audi drive away from the premises.
Police have not confirmed reports that someone called Mr Abela's name before up to eight bullets were fired into his apartment.
No one was seriously injured in the shooting, but Mr Abela was treated by paramedics for the shoulder injury when he ducked for cover.
Mr Abela is a member of an anti-Islamic group, which says on its Facebook page that its aim is "standing up against Islam now, not when its [sic] too late".
The group is active on social media and claims to have members across Australia.
The group released a video message saying Mr Abela was recovering well and would be "back fighting again soon, stronger and better than ever".
Police said the investigation into the shooting was in its early stages, but they believed it was a targeted attack.
A NSW Police spokeswoman would not comment on whether police believed Mr Abela's involvement in the anti-Islamic group was linked to the shooting.
Police have urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, Mr Abela recounted what occurred at his home on Thursday night.
Speaking to the camera, Mr Abela says: "Hello fellow Australians. I've just been shot at. It's not good, but it means nothing, in that we are never going to be silenced for speaking the truth. So I'm bringing you exclusively in my house of what we as Australians now have to put up with for speaking the truth."
Mr Abela then describes how he was sitting in his computer room on the ground floor, while his mother and sister were in the upstairs bedrooms, when he heard a knock at the front door and someone yelling his name.
"It was highly suspicious, because people don't knock at the door, and when police do or whatever they don't knock on the door like that, so I knew it was a split-second decision. If I didn't answer it, they were going to shoot upstairs because that's where the bedrooms are and it was 11 o'clock," he said.
Mr Abela said he then walked to the front window, knowing that "they didn't want a friendly discussion, these blokes".
He claims the men yelled: "Nathan, is that you?"
Mr Abela said he responded that it was him, because he did not want the men to target the upstairs bedrooms.
In the video, Mr Abela then dramatically recounts how he leapt over the lounge chair and table as shots rang out.
"The minute I said 'Yes, it's me' I jumped from about here over the lounge, over the table, landed somewhere about here, rolled, was ready," he says.
"I could have either went here, went up, went there, went back here, crouched and ran in the dark," he explains, pointing the camera at his possible escape routes.
"Many options, but I wont tell them what option I was going to take, but I jumped from there to there. It was a pretty far jump, considering I had to jump high. It was an interesting jump."
He estimated the men fired seven or eight shots before driving off "like it was a circuit".
He then says he believes he was targeted for speaking publicly about his views.
"That's what we as Australians now have to suffer for speaking the truth, and it's not suffering when you love speaking the truth," he said.