Man prayed before Sydney sex club shooting

1:19pm August 20, 2013
August 20, 2013: In an appeal for information from the public, police have released CCTV footage of a man who was shot after being chased by two men in a car park in Rydalmere.

One of the men sought over a shooting outside a Sydney sex club prayed in Arabic for protection, minutes before the attack.

Police released footage of the incident on Tuesday, asking the public to come forward with information that may lead to an arrest.

A 52-year-old man was in the rear car park of Aarows, a 24-hour gay, bisexual and swingers club in Rydalmere, when at least two men shot him about 1am (AEST) on May 1.

Police said the offenders fired seven times, wounding the man with three bullets in the groin, back and leg.

The victim spent a considerable amount of time in hospital recovering from his injuries.

Detectives from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad continue to investigate the shooting.

A still from CCTV footage shows a man's covered face in the car park.
A still from CCTV footage shows a man's covered face in the car park.

They have released CCTV of the incident and video and audio taken from a van allegedly stolen before the shooting.

"One of the men can be heard reciting what's believed to be a prayer in Arabic, asking for protection from being identified prior to the shooting," police said in a statement.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police have released CCTV of the incident and video and audio taken from a van allegedly stolen before the shooting.
Police have released CCTV of the incident and video and audio taken from a van allegedly stolen before the shooting.
A man pictured in CCTV footage of the incident.
A man pictured in CCTV footage of the incident.
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