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Police appeal for information into murder of Qin Wu - SCC Homicide Squad

Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:01:59 AM

Detectives are appealing for information as investigations continue into the murder of Qin Wu in Sydney’s south-west earlier this year.

About 11pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017, police and emergency services attended a house on Kennedy Street, Guildford, following reports a man had been shot.

Despite the best efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

He was formally identified as 37-year-old Chinese National, Qin Wu.

Detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad, with the assistance of Rosehill Local Area Command, established Strike Force Buttle to investigate Mr Wu’s death.

As investigations continue, police are appealing for information from the community to identify those who were present at the house at the time of the incident.

Officer-in-charge of Strike Force Buttle, Detective Sergeant Justin Moynihan, said investigators are still piecing the circumstances together, but they don’t believe Mr Wu was the intended target.

“It is possible Qin may have been shot when he intervened in an argument between his friend and a group of men who arrived during their visit at the house,” Det Sgt Moynihan said.

“At the time of the incident, the house was also being used as a temple, so there were numerous visitors every day and we would like to speak to anyone who visited in the days leading up to his death.”

Investigators also believe another person may have been wounded during the incident.

“An extensive forensic examination of the crime scene and surrounding area has resulted in the recovery of evidence that leads us to believe another person may have received a gunshot injury,” Det Sgt Moynihan said.

“We believe at least two people left the house after the shooting and returned a short time later with a third person, but they weren’t on scene when police arrived, neither was Qin’s friend.

“Despite numerous inquiries with hospitals and medical professionals across Sydney, we have not been able to locate the injured person and have concerns for their welfare.

“Ultimately, someone out there knows something, and they might be concealing an offence. Now is the time to come forward,” Det Sgt Moynihan said.

Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Buttle investigators to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.