Australia Six now charged over shooting death of man at 'Buddhist temple'

07:21  13 july  2018
07:21  13 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

Two more charged over fatal Buddhist temple shooting

  Two more charged over fatal Buddhist temple shooting Two men are facing charges over their alleged roles in the shooting death of Chinese national Qin Wu last year. Mr Wu, 37, was allegedly shot at a makeshift Buddhist temple – a house located on Kennedy Street in Guildford, in Sydney's south-west on February 1, 2017Police say Mr Wu was "not the intended target" but was in fact shot in the course of trying to intervene "in an argument between his friends and others"."We believe the argument related to a drug debt," Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Scott Cook said.

The Waddell Buddhist temple shooting occurred on August 9, 1991, when nine people were robbed and killed at the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist temple in Waddell, Arizona.

Third man , 31, charged over the murder of a Chinese man shot dead at a makeshift Buddhist A third man has been charged over the murder of Qin Wu in February this year Mr Wu was shot dead at a makeshift temple in Guildford in Sydney's southwest

A 21-year-old was arrested in Guildford and charged with murder.© NSW Police A 21-year-old was arrested in Guildford and charged with murder. Two more men have been charged over the shooting death of Qin Wu at a house that was being used as a Buddhist temple in Sydney's west in 2017.

Six men have now been charged over the Chinese national's death.

Mr Wu, 37, was shot at the property on Kennedy Street, Guildford, about 11pm on February 1 last year after intervening in an argument, Detective Superintendent Scott Cook said.

"Detectives established Mr Wu was not the intended target; rather, he was shot when he intervened in an argument between his friend and others at the home," he said.

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Johnathan Doody listens as he is found guilty of the 1991 execution-style murders of nine people, including six monks, at a Buddhist temple near Phoenix, January 23, 2014. But the charges were dropped when the men recanted and authorities could not pin the crime on them.

Fourth man , 40, charged over the murder of a Chinese man shot dead at a makeshift Buddhist A fourth man has been charged in relation to the February murder of Qin Wu Mr Wu was shot dead at a makeshift Buddhist temple on February 1

Despite the efforts of paramedics, he died at the scene.

The homicide squad established Strike Force Buttle to investigate, and detectives found alleged links between Mr Wu's death and a shooting at Bexley Road in Earlwood on January 23 last year, Superintendent Cook said.

A 49-year-old man was arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.© NSW Police A 49-year-old man was arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder. “We believe the argument related to a drug debt and, while exploring that line of inquiry, we determined this shooting was connected to the attempt to shoot Mr Wu’s friend at Earlwood the week before," he said.

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Johnathan Doody, one of the two young men charged in the 1991 Temple murders at a Buddhist temple in Waddell, was found guilty on Jan. Ernesto Miranda, whose case led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on Miranda rights, was stabbed to death over a poker bet at a Phoenix

A gunman shot dead six worshippers at a Sikh temple before opening fire on officers in what police described as an act of US "domestic terrorism". "We are at the beginning stages of this investigation," Edwards said. The FBI has taken over the criminal inquiry.

“Given the circumstances, it is likely the shootings are motivated by a contract – an offer of money to murder – and we are continuing to investigate who may have issued the contract."

During June last year, detectives charged four men over the alleged murder of Mr Wu. The men remain before the courts.

After further inquiries, police arrested a 21-year-old man at a home in Guildford just after 7.30am on Thursday.

They also arrested a 49-year-old man at a home in Sans Souci, in Sydney's south, where they also conducted forensic examinations.

The 21-year-old was taken to Granville police station, where he was charged with murder and two counts of shooting with intent to murder.

Six people have now been charged over the shooting of Chinese national Qin Wu.© NSW Police Six people have now been charged over the shooting of Chinese national Qin Wu. He appeared at Parramatta Local Court, where he was formally refused bail, and is due to reappear in the same court on July 16.

The 49-year-old was taken to Kogarah police station where he was charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder. Refused bail, he is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Friday.

Superintendent Cook said investigations were continuing, and more arrests were expected.

“The people of NSW will not tolerate acts of violence, particularly where there is a total disregard for the safety of law-abiding members of the community," he said.

“This incident demonstrates how quickly a situation can escalate out of control and why even one firearm in the hands of the wrong person is dangerous."

Teen caught with ‘golden gun, drugs and cash’ .
The 19-year-old has been charged with 10 offences after police stopped him when a car he was driving almost collided with a patrol vehicle.NSW Police were patrolling Aubrey Street in Granville, in Sydney’s west, at 7.40pm last night when the teen almost collided a car he was driving with the police vehicle.

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