Man shot dead in Petersham

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A 44-year-old man was shot down in Railway Street, Petersham at about 11pm last night.

Residents from the inner west suburb heard a series of five to seven gunshots before one resident discovered the man’s body lying in a pool of blood on the pathway. She immediately contacted Triple 0.

Police and paramedics arrived at the scene at 11:10pm and taped off Railway St while the forensic police unit examined the area. Police said the victim was most likely from Ashfield, and that the crime was not motorcycle gang related.

A witness saw a man flee on a motorbike down Parramatta Rd.

Railway Street and Parramatta Road remained taped off early this morning. A motive for the crime is still unknown, and the hunt for the shooter is continuing.

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