A gunman is at large after a "targeted" shooting in Sydney's south-west that has left one man dead and two other people injured.
Emergency crews were called to the car park of Bankstown Central Shopping Centre on Rickard Road just before midday.
On arrival, police found two injured men and a woman. One of the men, aged 40, died at the scene.
A 60-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were treated by paramedics for wounds to their lower legs before being taken to hospital.
Detective Superintendent David Eardley said the shooting was targeted.
"This isn't a random shooting, it was clearly targeted to the man who has died of gunshot wounds," he said.
"I can assure the Bankstown and neighbouring communities not to be concerned about this incident.
"You will see a large number of police resources around the Bankstown area. That's purely a proactive stance by us to again provide some reassurance to the community that it is safe."
Detective Superintendent Eardley said he was unaware of any arrests so far, but there was evidence the gunman did not act alone.
"We had information of a white Mercedes vehicle being used and I can confirm that vehicle has been located burned-out in the Greenacre area," he said.
He urged anyone associated with the incident not to take matters into their own hands.
"Leave it to us to investigate and leave it to us to identify the people involved. We will put them before the courts, they will be dealt with under our law," he said.
"There is no need to revert to any type of action that will jeopardise their family and the public."
Detective Superintendent Eardley said the incident could be connected with a fatal shooting at nearby Condell Park earlier in April.
"We're certainly not ruling out any links. We're looking at all opportunities and all avenues of investigation. Certainly there has been a shooting in this area, in the Condell Park area," he said.
"That is subject to Strike Force Admiralty. Those detectives will be reviewing the incident today and see if they can identify any linkages."
The shopping centre car park has been closed as a precaution and drivers have been asked to avoid the area.