“There’s a lot of information and lines of inquiry that are happening as we speak,” he said.
“We are taking this seriously. We’ll continue to work on this and hopefully get some answers for the families of both the women who have been shot down.”
Police fear the response from other gangland members could be extreme given the “rule book” of organized criminal violence has now been defied.
“It’s been long held in the past that you don’t target children and women or the family if there’s a conflict between two criminal networks,” he said.
“In this case, we’ve just seen the rule book completely ignored and thrown out the window. It is unprecedented. This one is now a new low.”
The two women were at the Panania residence with friends before a night out, and Hazouri, a hairdresser, was there to style Fadlallah’s hair, Nine News reported.
The 39-year-old – who police believe to have been collateral damage in the targeted act – was remembered in a social media tribute from her workplace on Sunday.
“We are shattered, our heart is broken, you left us too soon, may your memory be eternal GOD bless your soul. Till we meet again,” the post read.
A friend of Fadlallah’s, Gloria Poljak, also took to social media to pay tribute to her family.
“God bless you Lametta, praying for your son and your family,” she wrote.
“Thankful we shared a season in your life. You and your family are in my prayers.”
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