The heartbroken father of an ‘innocent’ hairdresser who was killed in an assassination said his daughter was an ‘angel’ and wished he’d died instead.
Sydney hairdresser Amy Hazouri, 39, was gunned down in a hail of bullets alongside former gangster wife Lametta Fadlallah, 48, in the back of a Toyota 4WD in Panania, south-west Sydney on Saturday.
On Monday night Ms Hazouri’s devastated father, Khaled, broke down crying while describing his beautiful daughter.
‘Innocent’ Sydney hairdresser Amy Hazouri (above) was killed in an assassination on Saturday night alongside gang wife Lametta Fadlallah
‘Angel, angel,’ he told Nine News. ‘Friendly to every people.’
In broken English Mr Hazouri said his daughter always had a smile and offered a hand wherever needed.
While the broken father sobbed a translator revealed he said he wished he had died instead of Amy.
It is understood Ms Fadlallah was the target of Saturday night’s attack.
Amy Hazouri’s father Khaled (above) broke down while describing his daughter as an ‘angel’
She was previously in a relationship with two underworld kingpins and considered ‘a gangster’ in her own right by police.
An underworld source who knew Ms Fadlallah told the Daily Telegraph she could have been killed because she knew too much and the underworld’s secret dealings.
Ms Fadlallah and Ms Hazouri were in the back seat of the car when at least one gunman sprayed their car with bullets, killing them both outside Ms Fadlallah’s home.
It is understood Ms Fadlallah (above) was the target of Saturday’s attack due to her underworld ties
Ms Hazouri had been on a house call at Ms Fadlallah’s while the ‘gang wife’ prepared for a night out.
Police revealed on Sunday that the car was driven by a 20-year-old man, who sped to safety around the corner as bullets were fired.
Once out of the line of fire the young man contacted emergency services.
Ms Hazouri’s family described her as a ‘good girl’ who was an ‘innocent party’ in the shooting, confirming earlier police assessment that she was likely collateral damage in a targeted attack on Ms Fadlallah.
Ms Hazouri and Ms Fadlallah were shot in the street outside Ms Fadlallah’s home (above) while in the backseat of a car
Loved ones told Daily Mail Australia the Ms Hazouri was the sole provider of her family in Lebanon, including her sick mother who she was saving to visit.
‘Amy was the sole provider for our family in Lebanon that is currently struggling with the economic crisis in Lebanon,’ Ms Hazouri’s sister wrote on a GoFundMe page.
‘We require urgent funds to carry out funeral services and transfer her body to Lebanon to lay at rest. Our mother is not well and cannot travel to Australia to see her daughter.’
Ms Hazouri’s mother is unable to travel to Australia from Lebanon for a funeral due to her poor health.
Ms Hazouri’s (above) remember her as a hardworking and ‘beautiful’ woman who put others before herself
Ms Hazouri’s friend of eight years Sureyya Gunacti, who works in a neighbouring shop to Ms Hazouri’s salon, Jocelyne Chidiac Hair, said she had been excited to travel the Middle East with her sister as part of her trip to Lebanon.
‘She was the most beautiful girl,’ Ms Gunacti told Daily Mail Australia. ‘She used come here and sit and talk.
‘Or she would ring me and say ‘let me do your hair, I’ll make you feel nice’.
Ms Gunacti said Ms Hazouri worked at the salon for up to eight years and was loved by both staff and customers.
Ms Hazouri worked at Jocelyne Chidiac (above) for about eight years before she was brutally murdered on Saturday
‘She loved her work and everybody loved her. She was a good girl, not married, no kids.
‘She would normally be here at this time, it’s so sad and I feel sad for her parents.’
Ms Gunacti said the salon owner Jocelyne Chidiac was ‘very sad’ about Ms Hazouri’s death as the pair had been ‘very close’.
Colleagues at the salon shared a tribute on Sunday saying they were ‘shattered’ to hear of the tragic death.
‘We are shattered, our heart is broken, you left us too soon,’ the tribute read. ‘May your memory be eternal… until we meet again.’
SYDNEY’S UNDERWORLD WAR
AUGUST 29, 2020 – Fares Abounader, a Comanchero bikie was shot dead in a drive-by attack as his wife and young child were inside their Panania house.
OCTOBER 4, 2020 – Shaylin Zreika – an associate of the Alameddines – is beaten with a metal bar in a street fight in Strathfield
OCTOBER 18, 2020 – Rafat Alameddine’s former home is shot up in a drive-by shooting
OCTOBER 19, 2020 – Mejid Hamzy is shot dead in Condell Park
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mustafa Naaman is shot dead in Hurstville in a suspected mistaken identity attack on Ibrahem Hamze
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mejed Derbas is shot dead in Smithfield
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – Bilal Hamze’s mother Maha Hamze comes under gunfire again in another drive-by shooting at her home in Auburn
MARCH 12, 2021 – A home linked to the Alameddine family in Guildford is shot up
AUGUST 6, 2021 – Alameddine low-level associate Shady Kanj is shot in Chester Hill and found dead by police in Guildford
AUGUST 14, 2021 – Police foil alleged gangland hit on Ibrahem Hamze when they spot stolen Mercedes in North Sydney
OCTOBER 20, 2021 – Salim and Toufik Hamze are gunned down outside their home in Guildford
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – Drive-by shooting at Guildford home of Alameddine associate. No-one is hurt
JANUARY 6, 2022 – Brother of Bassam Hamzy, Ghassan Amoun, is shot dead at 35 years of age in a brazen daylight execution as he sat in a BMW outside an apartment building in Western Sydney.
APRIL, 4, 2022 – Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad aka ‘Mr Big’ is gunned down in a hail of bullets – after being warned by police that he had a million-dollar bounty on his head for his role in deadly shooting in Greenacre.
MAY 10, 2022 – Comanchero bikies with links to the Alameddine clan, Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar were shot at while training at a gym in Auburn. Omar died at the seen while Tarek miraculously survived after being shot 10 times including in the face.
MAY 14: Rami Iskander, 23, was shot in the torso in front of his pregnant wife and two-year-old child at his home on Knox Street at Belmore just before 4am on Saturday. He is the nephew of Brownie Ahmad
MAY 15: NSW Police launch Strikeforce Erebus to try and tackle the growing problem of gang violence with the Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies partnering with state cops to stop the bloodshed.
JUNE 28: Former Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu dies in hospital a day after he is hit by 10 bullets in a Rhodes underground carpark
AUGUST 13: Lametta Fadlallah, 48, and her hairdresser friend Amy Hazouri, 39, are shot dead in a silver Toyota 4WD outside her house on Hendy St, Panania in Sydney’s west.