Man charged with murder in the murder of Toufik and Salim Hamze in Guildford

A man has been accused of murdering a father and son who were shot dead in their car in western Sydney last year.

In one of several alleged gangland shootings over the past year, Toufik and Salim Hamze were gunned down while sitting in a red ute outside their Guildford home early on October 20, 2021.

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Salim, 18, died in the car, while his 64-year-old father later died in hospital.

Detectives from the State Crime Command Homicide Squad formed Strike Force Ormerod to investigate the murders believed to be gang-related.

In August, detectives charged a 25-year-old man with his alleged role in the incident and he remains in court.

Detectives arrested a second 20-year-old man at Grafton Jail on Tuesday.

Salim and Toufik Hamze were shot dead in south-west Sydney. Recognition: 7NEWS

He was charged with two counts of murder and knowingly and recklessly directing a criminal group to assist in a crime.

NSW Police will claim in court that the man was directly involved in planning and coordinating the cars used before and immediately after the double murders.

He will appear in Grafton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The development comes just weeks after police released new CCTV footage of a car believed to have been used in the shooting.

Salim Hamze was gunned down alongside his father Toufik as they sat in a red ute outside their Guildford home early on October 20, 2021. Recognition: 7NEWS

Vision, released in October, shows a black Toyota Camry near The Esplanade, Guildford, just before the shooting took place.

The deaths have been linked to an ongoing feud between the Hamze and Alameddine crime families.

Homicide commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said the father was an innocent man who was killed due to his son’s gang involvement.

“Toufik Hamzy died because his son was involved in the criminal milieu, but neither the community nor the police will tolerate the slaughter of an innocent man and those responsible should know they are on loan,” Doherty said.

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