Two men are fighting for life and a woman has been injured as police investigate a potential fresh escalation of Sydney’s gang war crisis.

Emergency services were called to Mayvic Street in Greenacre, western Sydney, about 2.15am on Sunday to reports three people, sitting in two separate cars, had been injured. Police say shots were fired into both vehicles.

Paramedics treated a 25-year-old man sitting in one car, and a 22-year-old man and 19-year-old woman in a second car.

All three were taken to hospital, where the men are in a critical condition and the woman remains in a stable condition.

Superintendent Simon Glasser told media while the police investigation was in its infancy, police “do believe it was a targeted attack”.

He said officers “haven’t positively identfied all the victims as yet” but there is currently no information to link the trio directly to any ongoing conflicts.

The street is primarily occupied by industrial businesses, including a stone warehouse and a mechanical repairs shop.

Minutes later, officers were called to a car in flames in Amy Street, Regents Park. Police are investigating whether the two incidents are linked.

The car fire spread to a wooden fence and tree with Fire and Rescue NSW teams attending to extinguish the blaze, police said in a statement.

Crime scenes have been established in Greenacre and Regents Park and officers attached to Auburn Police Area Command are investigating.

Supt. Glasser said police were looking for at least one man in relation to the shooting, but did not rule out the possibility of more than one person being involved.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of either location between 2am and 2.30am and has information or dashcam vision they believe to be relevant to the investigation is urged to contact Auburn Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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