Bike chief’s brother buried after Sydney gym shooting

The mourners have gathered in south west sydney to fire bike boss Tarek Zahed’s brother, Omar Zahed, after he was shot dead inside a gym.

Family and friends gathered at the Lakemba Mosque before heading to Rookwood Cemetery for Omar Zahed’s funeral after he was executed at Bodyfit Gym, Auburn, on Tuesday night.

His brother and head of the Comancheros, Tarek, remains in serious condition in hospital after being shot 10 times in the gym.

Mourners attended Omar Zahed's funeral at Rookwood Cemetery.
Mourners attended Omar Zahed’s funeral at Rookwood Cemetery. (Rhett Wyman/SMH)
Tarek (right) and Omar (left) Zahed were sprayed with bullets at the Bodyfit gym in Auburn on May 11, 2022.
Tarek (right) and Omar (left) Zahed were sprayed with bullets at the Bodyfit gym in Auburn on May 11, 2022. (Supplied)

Missing from today’s funeral was Zahed’s other brother, Abdul, who remained in custody on charges unrelated to the shooting after the New South Wales High Court denied him bail.

NSW Police and officers from the Raptor Squad, the group that focuses on gang crime, were highly visible during the funeral proceedings.

Police surround the funeral of Omar Zahed.
Police surround the funeral of Omar Zahed. (9News)

It comes as NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Stuart Smith blamed weak laws for organized crime rampant across the country.

In a briefing leaked to Nine Newspapers, Smith told cabinet ministers that current legislation was not enough to crack down on criminal syndicates.

“With the current legislation and the current powers, we’re (police) rocking a pool of noodles and they (crime bosses) have guns,” Smith said.

Former Police Minister David Elliott said the government must be “very, very serious if we are going to attack organized crime.”

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