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The Daily Telegraph
November 05, 2012 1:42PM
A young father has died following a triple shooting at a wedding reception in Sydney's southwest.
Police at the scene. Picture: Bill Hearne Source: The Daily Telegraph
Shot dead... Faalau Pisu. Picture: Facebook Source: The Daily Telegraph
FAALAU Pisu killed after being shot twice in the head at a wedding reception was a member of the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
Police have also revealed that two others who were shot outside the Serbian function centre at Canley Vale this morning also had links to the Comancheros.
A 27-year-old man shot in the leg is an associate of the gang, while a 25-year-old man who was also shot is a member.
Detective Acting Chief Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis said police have obtained some CCTV footage and they are looking for a blue utility that was spotted in the area at the time of the incident.
He said there were about 100 guests at the wedding, with a "number'' of Comanchero members and associates in attendance.
He revealed that Strike Force Raptor had been monitoring the event earlier in the night, and pulled over a number of guests on their way to the wedding.
"Our proactive arm Strike Force Raptor did some proactive interactions early in the day, so we were monitoring it,'' Acting Chief Supt Katsogiannis said.
"They pulled over a number of Comanchero members on their way to the wedding and spoke to them.''
Acting Chief Supt Katsogiannis said it was a brazen attack.
“Anytime a firearm is used is a concern for us, particularly when it involves the tragic loss of the life of a young man in the prime of his life,” he said.
“Certainly it’s a concern. Certainly it shows the brazenness and the carelessness of the people involved.”
Strike Force Pindamir comprising detectives from the State Crime Command has been put together to investigate the incident together with the Homicide Squad and South West Metropolitan Region.
Earlier today, Mr Pisu was described as a "loving father''.
The 23-year-old was rushed to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition after he was shot twice in the head outside the Serbian National Defence Council - a reception centre.
Mr Pisu family reportedly made the decision to turn off his life support.
His adopted sister Faimai Faye Ale said her brother was the "joker" of the family who went out of his way to make people laugh.
"He would do anything for you," she said.
"He was the joker of the family and the idol of all the little boys," she said from the family's Mt Pritchard home.
Ms Ale said Mr Pisu, who was a forklift driver, had been "acting strange" in the days leading up to the shooting.
She said her family didn't know the couple getting married.
Ms Ale said her brother would be badly missed.
"We love you Faalau and we wish this didn't happen to you,'' she said.
According to Mr Pisu MySpace page, he was an amateur boxer and was studying to become a personal trainer.
He graduated from Ashcroft High School in southwest Sydney in 2006.
About 50 people gathered at the entrance of Liverpool Hospital overnight, many overcome with grief.
Police were called to the function centre on Bareena Street, Canley Vale at 12.20am, after reports of the shooting.
Police from Cabramatta Local Area Command investigated the incident and a crime scene was established.