Seventh Brothers For Life Blacktown member charged with shooting

A seventh member of the ‘Brothers For Life’ Blacktown chapter has been  charged in relation to a shooting last year.

A group of men entered a property in Castlereagh on October 14 last year, where they threatened a man, 26, shot his dog and fired shots into the floor of the property.

The man, 26, fled from the property uninjured and alerted neighbours to contact police,

The dog was injured but survived.

Detectives from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad (MEOCS) undertook inquiries into the incident under Strike Force Sitella, an ongoing investigation into a number of shootings in Sydney last year

MEOCS detectives charged six members of the ‘Brothers for Life’ Blacktown chapter in relation to the shooting in July.

All six remain before the courts.

A seventh man was charged after he was arrested by Police Transport Command officers at Blacktown train station on Tuesday.

The Blacktown man, 22, was charged with numerous offences, including serious animal cruelty, discharge firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, firing at dwelling-house or buildings, aggravated robbery; and knowingly participating in criminal group.

He appeared in Blacktown Local Court, where he was again refused bail to next appear in Burwood Local Court on October 27.

Police are urging anyone with information about ast year's shooting at Catslereagh to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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