Police DNA Testing Discarded Water Bottles To Find Bankstown Gunman

NSW police are DNA testing water bottles discarded in the area around the Happy Cup cafe in the hopes of finding the perpetrator of the shooting in Bankstown yesterday.

Police have formally identified the victim of the shooting as 65-year-old Ho Ledinh, a lawyer who worked nearby. Despite attempts by witnesses and paramedics to revive him, Ledinh died at the scene.

The shooting took place at around 3:40pm yesterday afternoon, with the shooter escaping from the scene before police arrived. According to 9 News, CCTV footage shows the shooter, wearing a high-vis shirt and a long rain jacket, drinking from a bottle of water before he arrived at the cafe and shot Ledinh between three and four times in the pelvis. Police seized “dozens” of plastic water bottles from bins, hoping they could use DNA testing to identify the shooter.

Additionally, Detective Superintendent Scott Cook told the Daily Telegraph that police are interviewing Ledinh’s clients:

We are confident it was targeted, not random. We are searching for motives at the moment and our focus is on speaking to witnesses and we have a number of lines of inquiry at the moment.

The victim was a solicitor … he was a criminal solicitor and has a lot of clients engaged in organised crime offences so that is absolutely a line of inquiry.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,