- In Australia, a notorious member described as part of the 'criminal underworld' was shot in the street
- The images are rather disturbing, so be warned
- No arrest has been made yet
Pasquale Barbaro (35) of Sydney was shot and killed on a street in Sydney's south-west (Earlwood) last night.
The killing took place outside the home of George Alex, a man also believed to be involved in 'mafia' crime activities.
In 2014, Barbaro survived another attempt on his life in Leichardt, but this time he was not so lucky.
It has been reported that he had definite links to the Italian mafia, as did his namesake and grandfather and a cousin, all named Pasquale Barbaro. Both of them are also dead, shot and killed in Melbourne and Brisbane respectively.
The New South Wales Riot Squad was on the scene to 'sweep' for evidence.
From a somewhat surprising angle, Barbaro was said to have been an informant for the Crime Commission. Speculations abound whether this was the motive for his murder.
An Audi Q7 vehicle was found to be on fire some distance away, and this has also been linked to the crime.
Neighbors at the scene described hearing 'five loud gunshots', and one said she saw two hooded men fleeing shortly afterwards.