Notorious underworld kingpin dubbed ‘Mr Big’ is gunned down in a hail of bullets just days after it was revealed he had a million-dollar bounty on his head
- Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad has been shot dead in Sydney on Wednesday night
- The ‘Mr Big’ of the city’s underworld had recently been released from prison
- He had been warned by NSW Police of a million dollar contract placed to kill him
A notorious underworld crime figure has been killed in a hail of bullets just days after it was revealed a million dollar bounty had been placed on him.
Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad, known as the ‘Mr Big’ of Sydney’s crime world was shot outside a home on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre about 9.30pm Wednesday.
NSW Police were aware of a million dollar contract to kill Ahmed placed by rival crime figures and had repeatedly warned him, but he defiantly chose to remain in Sydney.
The gunman fled the scene with a burn-out Porsche four-wheel-drive found shortly after in a nearby street – though it is unconfirmed if the two incidents are linked.
Ahmed had only recently been released from prison after serving five years for the manslaughter of another underworld figure at a Sydney scrap yard in 2016.
Police had warned Ahmed (pictured left) of a million dollar contract on him before he was shot dead on Wednesday night
Multiple police vehicles attend the scene at Greenacre, Sydney (pictured) after a man was killed in a hail of bullets
In a statement on Wednesday night NSW Police said they were investigating after ‘reports of a public place shooting’
‘About 9.30pm on April 27, 2022, emergency services were called to Narelle Cres, Greenacre, following reports of multiple shots fired, locating a man with multiple gunshot wounds.
‘He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however he died at the scene.’
‘Officers attached to Bankstown PAC have established a crime scene and are investigating.’
More to follow.
NSW Police had previously warned Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmed there was a contract out on him (pictured: the scene at Narelle Cres Greenacre)
Multiple police stand guard at the crime scene (pictured)
Officers speak to bystanders after shooting in Sydney’s west on Wednesday (pictured)