Police have charged four people and expect to make further arrests in the continuing investigation into drive-by shootings in western Sydney.
Officers said some of the shootings were linked to a conflict between the Hells Angels and Nomads bikie gangs.
Strike Force Kinnarra was established in April to investigate shootings at five homes and businesses at Merrylands, Baulkham Hills, Granville and Northmead in the early hours of that morning.
Also under investigation are two shootings at Rouse Hill and Bella Vista on Friday, April 20; a shooting at a unit block in Merrylands on Monday, April 23; and a shooting and brawl at Parramatta on Saturday, July 14.
Detectives this morning charged a 21-year-old Hells Angels associate with fire firearm at dwelling/house with disregard for safety in relation to the Northmead incident.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on August 30.
Officers also charged a 30-year-old former high-ranking Nomads member with two counts fire firearm at dwelling/house with disregard for safety in relation to the Granville and Baulkham Hills incidents.
He was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today, Thursday, August 16.
Police also charged a 31-year-old former Nomads member with supplying prohibited drugs.
Police will allege they located a large amount of the drug ecstasy during the execution of a search warrant at the man’s residence on July 11.
This man was granted bail to face Blacktown Local Court on September 6.
Officers also charged a 26-year-old former Nomads member, with supply prohibited drug and supply restricted substance.
Police will allege they located a large amount of the drug “Ice” and smaller quantities of steroids during the execution of a search warrant at the man’s residence on July 11.
This man was refused bail to face Blacktown Local Court today.
Three other OMCG members and associates – including a former high-ranking Nomads member – are in custody and assisting police with their inquiries.
More charges are expected to be laid.