Brayden Dillon, 15, died this morning after being shot in the head while lying in bed at his southwest Sydney home.
It’s believed the attack was targeted and there are reports it was a ‘revenge’ killing.
The teenager’s family was asleep when at about 6am on Friday a man kicked in the door of their Glenfield home and shot the boy, Detective Chief Inspector Mark Brett told reporters in Sydney.
He died at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead five hours later.
Police believe the shooting may be a revenge attack connected to another homicide, according to multiple media reports.
‘It’s called revenge,” one message allegedly sent to the teenage girl read.
“He deserved everything his just got. Hahahahh. He’s gone now. Can’t bring back the dead hahah [sic],” another string of messages said.