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One man dead, another fighting for life after Sydney gym shooting


One man is dead and another is fighting for life after they were both shot multiple times at a gym in Sydney’s south-west tonight.

The pair, both in their late 20s, were gunned down at the Bodyfit Fitness Centre on Parramatta Road, Auburn about 8pm.

The surviving man suffered 10 gunshot wounds to his body, including to his head, NSW Ambulance said.

The Bodyfit Fitness Centre on Parramatta Road in Auburn, Sydney. (Nine)

He was rushed to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

The other man was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his stomach, arms and legs.

“When we arrived on scene both patients had suffered significant blood loss and one of them had gone into traumatic cardiac arrest,” NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney said.

Emergency services speak to people at the scene of a double shooting in Auburn, Sydney. (Nine)

“Paramedics did everything they could but despite best efforts, he died at the scene.

“The second patient had been hit with up to 10 bullets and incredibly, was still conscious and breathing when we transported him to hospital.

“This was an horrific and confronting scene that unfolded in front of several witnesses, it is very fortunate no other members of the public were injured.”

Paramedics treated two men after a shooting at a gym in Auburn, Sydney. (Nine)

Local officers have established a crime scene and are investigating with the assistance of police from the State Crime Command’s Raptor and Criminal Groups Squads.

Police are diverting traffic away from the scene and urged people to avoid the area.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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