Tongan family in Australia gets death threat after son was shot

    The family of the 21-year-old Tongan man who was shot in his leg on Saturday night, have received terrifying threats.

    Sicona Aholahi was on his phone outside his family home at the Bidwill property around 9.30pm when four men pulled up in a black sedan.

    He ran back inside the home after the shooting, followed by a man wielding a crowbar, 9 News reports.

    Mr Aholahi’s family were inside the home as the attacker threatened to kill them.

    The victim’s father, Sione, challenged the violent offender.

    ‘I stood my ground and he said to me “I’m going to kill you”, and I said “do it”,’ Mr Aholahi said.

    The attackers have been described as of Pacific Islander appearance, aged between 20 and 30 years old.

    One has been described as 183-193cm tall, muscly build, and wearing a face covering.

    Police from Mt Druitt Local Area Command established a crime scene and believe the shooting was targeted, but the victim’s family claim he does not have any enemies.

    Just hours before the shooting, the family has been in Mount Druitt celebrating Tonga’s quarterfinal win in the Rugby World Cup.

    Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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