Man shot at in car keeps driving to bowling club for help

A man who was shot multiple times while driving in Sydney’s south west pulled into a popular bowling club in the next suburb looking for help.
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Detective Inspector Stuart Cadden said the 35-year-old man was driving with two passengers along Edensor Road in Cabramatta West when the car was sprayed with bullets on Saturday night.

“There’s three fellows in a car driving along. A car has pulled up alongside them and from the passenger window a number of shots have been fired,” Inspector Cadden said.

The man was shot in the upper legs and lower body, and kept driving until he reached St Johns Park Bowling Club in the neighbouring suburb.

Emergency services were called to reports of a man shot in the stomach and bleeding in the club’s foyer just after 10.20pm, and he was taken to hospital in a serious condition. The man’s two male passengers were not injured.

Inspector Cadden said police were following a “number of lines of inquiry” but there there was no “immediate indication” of what, if anything, triggered the shooting.

Asked if road rage could have been behind the shooting, Inspector Cadden said: “we don’t have anything at all to indicate that at this stage.”

Police have spoken to the man in hospital, but he has not yet been formally interviewed as he was due to undergo surgery on Sunday.

Channel Seven reported on Sunday night that there was an incident at the hospital as the man’s family members tried to gain access to him.

“As a precaution, there was extra security for the safety of patients and staff,” a NSW Health spokeswoman said.

Inspector Cadden said the injured man’s two passengers were co-operating with the police investigation, and had both made statements.

“I don’t know why but he kept driving. He was going west and he kept going west. I guess it’s really the first thing you come to. There’s a 7/11 and the bowling club,” Inspector Cadden said.

“He’s probably taken his bets there would be security there and help for him there.”

On Sunday morning, a manager at St Johns Park Bowling Club said it was business as usual and there were no signs of any disturbance in the foyer.

On Sunday night, the man was listed as being in a stable condition. */]]>

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