A 15-year-old boy is fighting for life after he was shot in the head at Glenfield.
A 15-year-old boy is fighting for life after he was shot in the head at Glenfield. Natasha Squarey - Twitter

15-year-old shot in suspected 'revenge shooting' has died

THE 15 year old boy who was shot in the head, in what police believe was a revenge attack, has died in hospital.

The teen was transported to Westmead hospital after being shot just after 6am- but passed away shortly after 11am.

Brayden Dillon, age 15, was shot and killed at his families home in Glenfield, early this morning.
Brayden Dillon, age 15, was shot and killed at his families home in Glenfield, early this morning. Supplied

The home has been the subject of a crime scene examination, while a canvass of the neighbourhood has been conducted.

Insp Paul Kremer from Macquarie Fields said police understand the teen was in bed asleep when the offender burst through the door.


A 15 year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head at Glenfield. Picture: Natasha Squarey

Police escort a family member and baby from the targeted home this morning. Picture: John Grainger
Police believe the offender may have threatened the mother on the way into the house, as he kicked the front door down.

The offender has then made his way up to a second storey bedroom where the teenager was sleeping, before shooting him in the head.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Brett from Macquarie Fields police station could not discuss any connections between this attack and another homicide for "operational reasons".

Insp Brett said the victim was known to police but has ruled out the attack having any connection to outlaw motorcycle gangs. l.

The boy's mother and stepfather were at the home at the time, as well as the boy's siblings aged seven years and one-year old. The family has left the property with a police escort.

A crime scene has been established and police are questioning neighbours.

They are now looking for a man described as being aged between 18 and 20, with a thin build, who was last seen wearing grey tracksuit pants, a navy blue hooded jacket and white joggers. It is believed he may be armed.

Police urge anyone who sees this man not to approach him but to call triple-0 (000) immediately.

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