The Melbourne bikie war is on the brink after a former gangster was shot at a funeral and his ally was brutally beaten within a week.
Former Mongolian Sam ‘The Punisher’ Abdulrahim issued a warning from his hospital bed with a picture of his chest covered with bullet holes after he was attacked at his cousin’s funeral on Saturday.
The 32-year-old wrote alongside the photo: ‘Allah is greater than all these failures, they will get there (sic) days.’
Four bullet holes are visible in the image diagonally across his chest.
Abdulrahim was dropped from the Mongels Melbourne chapter last year along with Toby Mitchell and their allies, Mark Balsillie and Jason Addison.
Police are investigating whether lower-ranking members of the gang were behind the latest attack at the behest of the club’s senior system.
The 32-year-old wrote: ‘Allah is greater than all these failures, they will get there (sic) days,” along with the topless photo. Four bullet holes on a diagonal on his chest are evident in the image
Former Mongolian bikie Sam ‘The Punisher’ Abdulrahim issued a warning from his hospital bed with a picture of his chest covered with bullet holes after he was attacked at his cousin’s funeral on Saturday
Just a week before Abdulrahim was arrested, Addison was brutally beaten at a motorcycle show at Knowsley-Barnadown Rd.
A 57-year-old man arrives at the hospital with serious facial injuries. A photo of the aftermath shows Addison bleeding and bruised, with eyes so swollen that it’s hard to open them
The 57-year-old man then went to the hospital with serious facial injuries. A photo of the aftermath shows Addison bleeding and bruised, with eyes so swollen they can hardly be opened.
A police spokeswoman said: “At this stage it appears to be a targeted attack and the parties are believed to have known each other.
There are fears that Melbourne’s underworld is on the verge of a boom like Sydney’s has been in the past 18 months.
A gangster source told The Herald Sun: ‘This is not going to stop.’
Abdulrahim was shot while driving a $300,000 Mercedes G-Class during his cousin’s funeral near Fawkner Cemetery, north of Melbourne, on Saturday.
While the assailants attempted to shoot him several times in the chest, Abdulrahim had no life-threatening injuries. He suffered damage to his lungs, liver and kidneys.
Police are also investigating whether Abdulrahim fired back any shots.
The Mazda SUV used in the crash caught fire a short distance from the scene. Police also said they found a gun and discarded clothing nearby.
Just a week before Abdulrahim was set up, Addison (pictured) was brutally beaten at a motor show at Knowsley-Barnadown Rd
Abdulrahim was dropped from the Mongels Melbourne chapter last year along with Toby Mitchell and their allies, Mark Balsillie and Jason Addison
Initial investigations suggest that the attack was the work of amateurs and, while police are exploring multiple streams of investigation, it appears likely that it may be the work of new Mongols or about to become.
Abdulrahim and his associates have been kicked out of the club for allegedly ‘betrayal’, with an underworld source describing the four men as ‘targets’.
Premier Daniel Andrews warned anyone found involved in these crimes would face “the full force of the law”.
“I strongly believe that those involved in this completely unacceptable behavior will feel the full power of the law,” he said.
‘This is just not on. I send my best wishes to those members of the public who have been caught up in this.
‘Victoria Police Command takes gang issues and gun crime very seriously, just like I do.
‘I trust that Victoria Police … have the law, they have the powers and they have the people to keep us safe.’
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward in connection with both attacks as they frantically work to avoid widespread carnage like in Sydney.
Bodies have piled up in Port City over the past 18 months, with 13 contract killings linked to the bitter feud between the Hamzy and Alameddine crime clans.
Bodies have piled up in Port City over the past 18 months with at least dozens of contract killings linked to the bitter feud between the Hamzy and Alameddine crime clans
The highly planned attacks – sometimes involving the use of covert car-mounted tracking devices – were carried out with such precision that investigators were virtually powerless to stop them. the war escalated.
Horrified witnesses are often too afraid to speak for fear of reprisal, making it nearly impossible to prosecute the perpetrators.
In a desperate move to quell the violence, state police are teaming up with the Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies in a new ‘super task force’ called Erebus.
Since August 2020, there have been 13 murders linked to the war between the Hamzy and Alameddine crime families.
THE WORLD BELOW IS BURNING IN SYDNEY
August 29, 2020 – Fares Abounader, a Bikie in Comanchero was fatally shot in a drive-by attack while his wife and young child were in their Panania home.
October 4, 2020 – Shaylin Zreika – an associate of the Alameddines – is beaten with a metal rod during a street fight in Strathfield
October 18, 2020 – Rafat Alameddine’s former home is blown up in a drive-by shooting
October 19, 2020 – Mejid Hamzy is shot and killed in Condell Park
January 30, 2021 – Mustafa Naaman is shot dead in Hurstville in a suspected mistaken identity attack on Ibrahem Hamze
January 30, 2021 – Mejed Derbas is shot dead in Smithfield
February 15, 2021 – Bilal Hamze’s mother Maha Hamze is subjected to another round of gunfire in another drive-by shooting at her home in Auburn
March 12, 2021 – A house linked to the Alameddine family in Guildford is blown up
August 6, 2021 – Alameddine’s low-ranking associate, Shady Kanj, is shot in Chester Hill and found dead by police in Guildford
August 14, 2021 – Police believe gangsters attacked Ibrahem Hamze when they discovered a stolen Mercedes in North Sydney
October 20, 2021 – Salim and Toufik Hamze are shot down outside their home in Guildford
November 10, 2021 – Driver’s license taken at Guildford’s partner Alameddine’s home. No one was hurt
January 6, 2022 – Bassam Hamzy’s brother, Ghassan Amoun, is shot dead aged 35 in a blatant execution in broad daylight as he sits in his BMW outside an apartment building in Western Sydney.
APRIL 2022 – Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad aka ‘Mr Big’ is killed in a hail of bullets – after being warned by police that he wore a multi-million dollar bounty on his head for his shoulder his role in the deadly Greenacre shooting.
May 10, 2022 – Comanchero’s Bikies with links to the Alameddine clan, Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar were shot while training at a gym in Auburn. Omar died on the spot while Tarek miraculously survived after being shot 10 times including in the face.
May 14: Rami Iskander, 23, was shot in the torso in front of his pregnant wife and two-year-old child at his home on Knox Street in Belmore just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. He is the grandson of Brownie Ahmad
May 15: NSW Police launch Strikeforce Erebus to try to tackle the growing problem of gang violence with the Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies working with state police to stop it. bleeding.