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Australia Rebels bikie shot, taxi driver injured in daylight shooting

11:19  03 march  2021
11:19  03 march  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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Mr Martin, 51, was shot dead at the Perth Motorplex in Kwinana on Saturday night, as a racing event was being held. Another man — a patched member of the Rebels gang — was shot and a five-year-old child suffered a minor injury during the shooting . On Sunday night, police carried out a series of raids across Perth on clubhouses and properties linked to bikie gangs including the Hells Angels and Mongols. Assistant Commissioner Royce said it was "early days " in the investigation into the shooting of Mr Martin at the Motorplex. He did not comment on where the shooter may have located.

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A cab driver has been caught up in the crossfire when a high-ranking Rebels bikie was shot in an apparent targeted attack.

Christopher Rhymer was shot four times, twice in the stomach, while in a taxi in Riverstone in Sydney's north west about 9.30 this morning.

The car was travelling down Junction Road, followed by a dark ute, before shots rang out.

a group of people posing for the camera: Christopher Rhymer was shot four times, twice in the stomach. © 9News Christopher Rhymer was shot four times, twice in the stomach. a man standing next to a wire fence: Witness Jadjid Singh said the alleged gunman shot © 9News Witness Jadjid Singh said the alleged gunman shot

Witness Jadjid Singh said the alleged gunman shot "four or five rounds" before getting back in the ute.

Police allege Rymer had been picked up from an address in the city's west before stopping at a home.

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Australia's foremost bikie expert has said it's possible a professional sniper was called in to execute Rebels boss Nick Martin at a crowded Perth racetrack. Martin, 51, was shot in the back while attending the Outlaw Nitro Challenge drag racing event at the Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach at 8.30pm on Saturday. He died at the scene in front of horrified families and children, including his own wife and step-daughter. A five-year-old boy, who was sitting on his parent's lap nearby, was also injured and treated for a minor injury by paramedics. Another Rebels gang member was also shot in the attack.

Ex- bikie ’s blunt warning to attackers after drive -by shooting . Daniel Devries said those responsible for shooting at his home in Blakeview on the weekend made the wrong move and put his three-year-old daughter at risk. “Knock on my door – don’t drive past my house with guns and spray bullets with my daughter in the house,” he told Seven News.

The dark ute was seen speeding away.

The taxi driver drove himself and the passenger to Hawkesbury Hospital.

Police later found the burnt-out ute at nearby Beaumont Hills.

a car parked on the side of a road: The taxi driver drove himself and his injured passenger to hospital (seen here in the background). © 9News The taxi driver drove himself and his injured passenger to hospital (seen here in the background). a car parked in a parking lot: Police later found the burnt out ute at nearby Beaumont Hills © 9News Police later found the burnt out ute at nearby Beaumont Hills

Rymer has undergone emergency surgery but his injuries are still potentially life-threatening.

"You fire enough shots at someone you want to kill and you hit someone innocent and it is really unacceptable," Detective Superintendent Rob Critchlow from NSW Police said today.

"People in Sydney should be able to go about their lives without some fool trying to shoot another fool".

One line of investigation is whether Rymer was shot by rival gang the Lone Wolves as police believe there have been disagreements between the groups.

The cab driver will make a full recovery.

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