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Michael Davey, shot dead in Kingswood, was Rebels member known as 'Ruthless'
(VIDEO)--A man who was shot dead in the driveway of a home in Sydney's west was a Rebels motorcycle club member known as "Ruthless".
"I came into this world kick'n n scream'n while covered in some1 else's blood n I'm not afraid of leavin the same way," Michael Davey wrote on his Instagram profile, in a message that seemed to predict his bloody downfall.
Michael Davey, who had a young son, died in the shooting in Kingswood. Photo: Facebook
It was just after midnight on Wednesday that residents on Stafford Street called triple zero to report hearing up to five gunshots ring out in the street, before a car sped away.
Police arrived to find Mr Davey lying face-down in the driveway of a home, bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to his head.
Mr Davey could not be saved and died at the scene.
The shooting occurred just a block from Nepean Hospital, and Mr Davey was believed to have been walking home to his nearby unit when he was targeted.
The young family who live at the address where the shooting occurred had moved into the house only two weeks ago.
Mr Davey's friends, Jennifer Cabello, 26, and Krystal Lenkova, 23, arrived on Stafford Street about midday to place flowers at the spot where he died.
Michael Davey was known as 'Ruthless'. Photo: Facebook
"He was an amazing dad. A man's man," Ms Lenkova said.
"It's just shocking, so close to home."
Another friend, Sarah Gerrard, wrote on Instagram that Mr Davey would "always be in my heart".
The Sydney Rebels also posted a photo of Mr Davey on its Facebook page and a condolence message.
"It's with deep regret and sadness i bring the news of Micky D's passing this morning," the Facebook post said.
"On behalf of the club I offer our sincere condolences to the Davey family on this tragic loss.
"You will be truly missed brother you were one of a kind. May you ride in the Forever Chapter."
A couple who live on Stafford Street, and who wished to remain anonymous, said they were watching television about midnight when they heard five shots fired.
"It was too soft to be fireworks," the man said, adding that he instinctively called police.
Initially he stayed inside his house, but when police had trouble finding the address, he went outside to direct them.
"The sergeant and I got there [to the body] virtually the same time. It was very evident he was dead," he said.
Mr Davey was lying face down on the driveway, and appeared to have been shot in the back of the head, he said.
"He was sprawled out in a very awkward position," he said.
The couple said they heard a car driving off down the street shortly after the shots were fired.
"It all happened so quickly. Police were here within five minutes, about eight to 10 cars," the man said.
The shooting occurred in the driveway of a home owned by Richard Stalling, 36, who moved into the house with his young family a fortnight ago.
He said he didn't realise someone had been shot in his driveway until the lights from police vehicles woke him up.
"I had a look out my window, and I saw something near my car ... I made out it was a body, someone lying there," he said.
Police then explained to him what had happened, he said.
"It's pretty frightening," he said.
Earlier on Wednesday, Superintendent Greg Peters said the shooting victim had a criminal history and detectives were investigating whether he had any links to the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang.
"This man is known to police. However, because he's not formally identified, we can't release any information in relation to him at this point in time," he said.
A knife was also found near the house, but it was unclear whether it was connected to the man's death.
Detectives from the Homicide Squad and officers from the Penrith Local Area Command set up a crime scene at the house, and remained there throughout Wednesday.
Linda Caramanico lives about 200 metres from the house where the shooting occurred, and said she heard about three or four loud bangs in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
"I didn't take much notice because there's often fireworks in this street, and I just rolled over and went to sleep. The only reason I found out [about the man's death] was on my Facebook page," she said.
"Normally I do go out and investigate things, but this time I thought 'No, just fireworks,' you know? So I didn't take much notice."
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