As police hunt for the gunman who shot 15-year-old Brayden Dillon as he slept in his Glenfield home yesterday, a possible motive for the attack is being explored.
The “execution-style” shooting of Brayden, who later died in hospital, may have been retaliation for a fight involving his brother that ended in the death of a young man last year, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Brayden’s 18-year-old brother, Joshua Dillon, and two friends were involved in a deadly brawl in July last year.
The newspaper reports the three were driving home from the gym one afternoon when a group of men standing on a street corner in Sydney suburb Panania allegedly began yelling abuse at them.
After parking and getting out of their ute, a fight erupted between the two groups. It ended in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old TAFE student Adam Abu-Mahmoud.
Dillon, and friends James Rivera and a 17-year-old, were subsequently charged in relation to the death and refused bail.
It is this deadly fight that police reportedly fear may have been the motive for a retaliation attack by the gunman who shot Brayden.