Police release CCTV over shooting murder believed to be case of mistaken identity

Police today released new CCTV footage linked to the shooting murder earlier this year of Sydney man Mustafa Naaman, which officers believe was a case of mistaken identity.

The 29-year-old Mr Naaman was shot alongside another man, aged 23, as they climbed into their C63 AMG Mercedes on Macmahon Street in Hurstville in the city's south about 11pm on Saturday, January 30.

A number of shots were fired, killing Mr Naaman and injuring the 23-year-old in what police described as a targeted "ambush".

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Mustafa Naaman.

Police today released CCTV vision of a grey 2018 Porsche Macan, with Queensland registration, seen travelling in the vicinity of Macmahon Street prior to – and immediately after – the shooting.

Detectives have also released dashcam vision from the carpark where the shooting took place and are appealing for anyone with information about the vehicle, or the incident, to come forward.

NSW Police Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said officers believe the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

"Our inquiries suggest Mr Naaman was an innocent man who was murdered for no reason after attending a boxing event with friends," Detective Superintendent Doherty said.

"Detectives have established that a prominent member of an alleged organised crime network was also in attendance at the same event as Mr Naaman, however, had left the venue earlier in the evening.

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"We believe this is a case of mistaken identity – Mr Naaman had no connection to any feuds between criminal organisations.

Detective Superintendent Doherty said he urged anyone with information about the Porsche in the CCTV to contact police.

He said inquiries suggest three people were inside the car, which was first detected in Auburn travelling toward Hurstville.

The Porsche then travelled back in that same direction after the shooting.

"As investigations continue, we are appealing for anyone who attended the boxing event at the Hurstville Entertainment Centre that night – and who may have seen or heard something suspicious – to please come forward and contact police," Detective Superintendent Doherty said.

"In addition, we would like to speak with anyone who has information relating to the Porsche depicted in the CCTV, which was stolen from a home in Yowie Bay in November last year."

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"Someone must know where this vehicle was stored from the time it was stolen to when it was used in the shooting."

Vehicle parts belonging to the Porsche were found by police in May at properties in Greendale and Liverpool in Western Sydney after being dismantled.

Police inquiries are continuing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage that may assist investigators is urged to contact St George Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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