Police in Australia have released CCTV footage of a gang storming a car workshop and shooting a worker dead as they try to identify the men.
Nine hooded men are seen striding into the garage, some of them holding guns outstretched in front of them, as a barrage of bullets rained down on the victim, killing Jason De leso, a father to be.
The horrific mob attack happened in broad daylight nine months ago, in Pooraka, Adelaide, South Australia, but police have so far failed to prosecute anyone for the execution-style killing.
They believe the brutal attack is linked to a dispute between biker groups known as the Finks and the Hells Angels.
Bike gangs are notorious for keeping their silence, but South Australia police has offered $500,000 to anyone who can identify the men.
Paul Dickson, assistant commissioner at South Australia Police, told 9News the code of silence would not protect the men, and it was ‘only a matter of time’ before they were arrested.
The footage, although pixelated, shows some important details the police think may help identify the men.
In particular, one man’s hood falls down as they run out of the car park after the murder. He was wearing a grey hoodie but when it slips down, a large scar and a tattoo on the back of his neck are visible.
The police also say they believe two cars were involved in the attack: a white Mazda 2, found burnt out at Kangarilla the day of the murder, and a white Nissan Pulsar Hatchback.
Meanwhile, the grieving family of Mr De leso have stressed that the father-to-be was an ‘innocent person’.
He worked in the garage which did some spray painting work on Finks motorbikes but they say he had no connection to either Finks of Hells Angels.
In a statement, seen by 9News, they said he was a fmaily man who loved life and gave his heart to all of who came into contact with him’.
At the time of the killing he was expecting to be a father. The statement added that Me De leso never got hte chance to hold his child or hear the word ‘Daddy’.
The Finks are a motorbike club, founded in Adelaide, Australia, in 1969. They are named after a cartoon catchphrase, in which peasant would proclaim, ‘The king is a fink’ in The Wizard of Id.
Fink members are identified by their leather jackets which have a picture of the cartoon king’s jester on the back. The colour of the jester’s pants distinguishes which state the member lives in.
Flare ups between the Finks and Hells Angels biker groups have reportedly been happenening for many years, according to Adelaide Now.
One source told the news service in November, in the days after the attack, that older members used to be able to control younger more volatile members, but were unable to since most were now locked up.