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A man has been killed in Sydney’s second deadly shooting this week, believed to be linked to a recent spate of gang shootings in the city.

Police arrived in Knox Street, Belmore, in the southwest of the city, early on Saturday to find a man with gunshot wounds to the chest.

Paramedics treated the man, believed to be in his 20s, but he died at the scene. He has not yet been formally identified.

The street remains closed to traffic while detectives investigate. It is not yet known if the shooting is gang-related.

Police declined to confirm the identity of the latest shooting, but the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC reported on Saturday that he was the nephew of gangland figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad, who was killed in Greenacre late april.

Saturday’s incident is the third fatal shooting in recent weeks and comes just days after a Comanchero bike boss and his brother were gunned down at a gymnasium in western Sydney.

Omar Zahed, 39, was killed and his brother, Comanchero cycling boss Tarek Zahed, 41, was seriously injured at the Body Fit gym in Auburn on Tuesday night.

These shootings followed the death of gangland figure Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad, who was shot dead in Greenacre in late April.

NSW Police have created a new strike force to investigate the shootings.

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