Lametta Fadlallah, 48, and Amy Hazouri, 39, were hit by a hail of bullets while in a car outside the home of Hazouri on Hendy Avenue, Panania, on Saturday night.
Also in the car were a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old-man, who was driving. They were both uninjured.
The young driver drove to Weston Street, Revesby, where emergency services were called.
Fadlallah was pronounced dead from several gunshot wounds at about 8.50 pm, and Hazouri succumbed later to her injuries at Liverpool Hospital.
Local media reported that Fadlallah was targeted in this operation because of her association with a figure they described as a “global criminal.”
Investigators confirmed that Fadlallah was known to the police and had “past relationships with other known identities” in the underworld.
Police believe that Amy Hazouri was a “completely innocent party” caught up in an assassination. She had no criminal links, according to the police, and worked as a hairdresser at a salon in Bankstown.
“Amy was the sole provider for our family in Lebanon that is currently struggling with the economic crisis in Lebanon,” she wrote.
Hazouri’s workplace shared an image paying tribute to her on Sunday.
“We are shattered, our heart is broken,” the post read. “You left us too soon, may your memory be eternal. God bless your soul. Until we meet again.”
Devastated and heartbroken, the father of Amy Hazouri said he wished he had died instead of his beloved “angel.”
A fundraiser has been set up by her sister, Manal Raunegger, to help pay for her body to be sent back to her native Lebanon. She said her “beautiful sister” was an “innocent party.”
There have now been 15 people killed in gang-related shootings in Sydney since mid-2020. The latest incident is not believed to be linked to other underworld feuds, which have claimed the lives of known gangsters.