The family of a woman who died after being shot dead by an unidentified gunman in south-west Sydney on Saturday night said she was the innocent victim of a dispute in which she was not involved and her family’s sole breadwinner in Lebanon .
Hairdresser Amneh al-Hazouri, 39, known as Amy, and mother of two Tinsel Fadlallah, 48, were gunned down in a silver SUV in Panania. Two other people were in the vehicle – a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl – but were unharmed and are assisting police.
Police believe Fadlallah, who had ties to the crime world, was the target of the shooting and that al-Hazouri happened to be at Panania’s home to cut the elderly woman’s hair one evening before.
A woman, who said she was al-Hazouri’s sister, said the barber is the sole breadwinner for her family in Lebanon, where the economy has collapsed and there are dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines. The family is raising money for their funeral expenses.
“Amy Hazouri was my beautiful sister who was an innocent party who was murdered,” Manal Raunegger wrote in an Internet post. “Amy was the only breadwinner for our family in Lebanon who is currently struggling with the economic crisis in Lebanon.
“We are in dire need of funds to carry out the funeral and to transport her body to Lebanon for rest. Our mother is not well and cannot travel to Australia to see her daughter.
“We are asking family, friends and the community to donate what they can and share this page as we are in dire need of funds at this time as we cannot afford this service. Every dollar and support is welcome. May her soul rest in peace.”
The 39-year-old was commemorated by her workplace in a social media tribute on Sunday. “We are shaken, our hearts are broken, you left us too soon, may your memory last forever, God bless your soul. Until we meet again,” the post read.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/amy-shot-dead-in-car-was-the-sole-provider-for-her-family-in-lebanon-sister-20220815-p5b9z5.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Amneh al-Hazouri was the only breadwinner for the Lebanese family, says the sister