A mother shot dead in the back seat of a car with her salon friend in a Sydney gangland killing may have ‘knew too much’, according to coroner’s sources.
The brutal executions of Lametta Fadlallah, 48, and Amy Hazouri, 39, have sent shockwaves through police ranks amid fears that world leaders could ‘break international rules that once meant women and children were outlawed.
Ms Fadlallah was sitting in the back seat of a silver Toyota 4WD outside her home in Hendy St, Panania in Sydney’s west on Saturday night when about a dozen shots were fired through the window.
She is believed to have been targeted due to her ties to organized crime after being married to two of the city’s most prominent drug lords.
“Lam was playing with the big boys and probably knew a lot,” an underworld source who knew Ms Fadlallah told the Daily Telegraph.
‘ He was direct in life. He could carry a gun for the boys, give alibis when needed and justice until he was killed by mixing with gangsters.
“He always thought he was smart but this is the most dangerous Sydney has ever been. Killing women is clearly the next step.’
Ms Hazouri was sitting next to him and is thought to be ‘collateral damage’ in the horrific attack, in the wrong place at the wrong time when she was shot dead.
A 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were also in the car but miraculously avoided the hail of bullets until twelve by running fast to safety and calling for help.
Lametta Fadlallah (left) is believed to be the target and Amy Hazouri (right) is believed to have been bailed.
The 4WD the women were in is towed behind the crime scene (pictured)
TELOPEA GANG ST
A gathering of mostly Middle Eastern youth, in the Western Sydney suburb of Punchbowl in the 1990s.
Fights, carjackings, drive-by shootings, and drug deals – up to 300 a day – were common.
In 1998, a street brawl outside a house party led to the death of Korean teenager Edward Lee.
When the police and the media began to take information that the monier of the gang was created after the 800 meter block in Punchbowl where the activity was centered.
In March 2000, shots were fired at a police patrol car that caused more than a hundred officers to take to the streets in an ambush.
The investigation was followed by two other investigations and raids later that year, each involving more than 200 officers.
Dozens were arrested and the police seized weapons, cash and drugs and dismantled the gang.
It was already feared Sydney’s ongoing gang war was out of control with 14 execution-style murders across the city in the past two years – as various Middle Eastern crime gangs and their bikie muscle battle it out for control of the lucrative business of drugs. the heels of the disaster.
But with a 15- and 16-year-old victim now added to the list of overworked detectives, police say it’s clear the world’s bosses have ‘broken the law’ and that the streets have never been bloodier.
Ms Fadlallah was close to madness throughout her adulthood, marrying Shadi Derbas in the 1990s when she was in her twenties.
Derbas was a key member of the Telopea St Gang – modeled after Punchbowl, a Western Sydney street that rose to prominence between 1998 and 2000 as a hotbed of Middle Eastern gang activity.
The legacy of that period gave rise to the culture of street gangs that cause chaos on the streets of Western Sydney today.
Most recently Ms Fadlallah’s heart failed a 200kg man – Helal Safi – who was found dead in a Sydney apartment in January 2021 after suffering a heart attack.
The Kings Cross identity in 2010 survived a prison assassination plot after being stabbed 42 times by rival thugs.
His injuries were so severe that he fell into a coma for five months as the police claimed his size to keep him alive.
Strangely, two of her crime kingpin lovers swapped lovers with Safi’s ex-boyfriend and married Derbas.
Detectives are investigating links between the pair and other criminals Ms Fadlalla may have been linked to – and whether she had information others wanted to keep quiet.
Safi (pictured) was a ‘big’ underworld player and survived 42 stab wounds while in prison in 2010.
Police claim the shooting was a targeted attack (a burnt-out car found in a nearby neighborhood)
But in that case, Lametta Fadlallah, 48 (pictured), is believed to be targeted due to being linked to organized crime after marrying two famous drug lords in the city.
Ms Hazouri is not believed to have any criminal links and was a dedicated hairdresser who was well respected for her expertise in bridal looks.
He also had a TikTok page that was filled with clips of him smiling and dancing to Middle Eastern Music.
Colleagues at her salon in Bankstown shared a moving tribute on Sunday saying they were ‘heartbroken’ to learn of the sudden death.
‘We are heartbroken, our hearts are broken, you left us too soon,’ the tribute read.
‘May your memory be forever … until we meet again.’
NSW Police Detective Inspector Danny Doherty went on camera on Sunday admitting that the incident was. ‘unusual’ in that the ‘unwritten rule’ among Sydney’s underworld that women and families were restricted had been broken.
He said the police will stop at nothing to catch the perpetrators.
“This is a horrific attack on two women. They have lost their lives. It was an organized murder, a real murder, and it happened on a public street in Sydney,” he said.
‘It is unacceptable by any standards. It’s really too much. And we are determined to find answers for the family.’
‘They don’t discriminate whether you are a man or a woman. Every law book has been thrown out, and that’s about it.’
Amy Hazouri (pictured), 39, was in the same car and was also shot. He is believed to be ‘guaranteed to destroy’
The car was found burnt out in the nearby suburb of Revesby, a common route used in gang tracks (pictured).
SYDNEY’S WORLD WAR
AUGUST 29, 2020 – Fares Abounader, a Comanchero cyclist was shot dead in a drive-by attack while his wife and young child were inside their Panania home.
OCTOBER 4, 2020 – Shaylin Zreika – associate of Alameddines – beaten with metal in street fight in Strathfield
OCTOBER 18, 2020 – Rafat Alameddine’s old house was shot by car.
OCTOBER 19, 2020 – Mejid Hamzy was shot dead in Condell Park
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mustafa Naaman shot dead in Hurstville in suspected identity attack on Ibrahim Hamze
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mejed Derbas was shot dead in Smithfield
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – Bilal Hamze’s mother, Maha Hamze, has been shot again in another shooting at her home in Auburn.
MARCH 12, 2021 – A house connected to the Alameddine family in Guildford was shot at
AUGUST 6, 2021 – Alameddine’s low-level associate, Shady Kanj was shot in Chester Hill and found dead by police in Guildford.
AUGUST 14, 2021 – Police investigated the gang’s claim that they found Ibrahem Hamze when they saw a stolen Mercedes car in North Sydney.
OCTOBER 20, 2021 – Salim and Toufik Hamze were shot outside their home in Guildford
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – Drive-by shooting at Alameddine’s associate’s Guildford home. No one was injured
JANUARY 6, 2022 – Bassam Hamzy’s brother, Ghassan Amoun, was shot dead at the age of 35 in a broad daylight shooting as he sat in a BMW passenger car outside an apartment building in Western Sydney.
APRIL, 4, 2022 – Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad aka ‘Mr Big’ was gunned down – after being warned by police that he had a million dollar bounty on his head for his role in the Greenacre murder.
MAY 10, 2022 – Comanchero cyclists with ties 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 son at his home on Knox Street in Belmore just before 4am on Saturday. He is the nephew of Brownie Ahmad
MAY 15: NSW Police launch Strikeforce Erebus to try and tackle the growing problem of gang violence with the Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies working with state police to stop the bloodshed.
JUNE 28: Former Lone Wolf biker Yusuf Nazlioglu dies in hospital a day after being shot 10 times in the Rhodes underground car park
AUGUST 13: Lametta Fadlallah, 48, and her salon friend Amy Hazouri, 39, were shot in a silver Toyota 4WD outside her home in Hendy St, Panania in Sydney’s west.