Brothers for Life founder Mohammed Hamzy stabbed in jail days after death of cousin
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Brothers for Life founder Mohammed Hamzy stabbed in jail days after death of cousin

Gangland figure Mohammed Hamzy has been stabbed in a prison brawl just days after his cousin, Mejid Hamzy, was killed in a targeted shooting in south-west Sydney.

Mohammed Hamzy, also known as "Little Crazy" or "LC", was taken to hospital after he was stabbed several times on Friday afternoon at the medium-security John Morony Correctional Centre in outer Sydney, where he is serving time for shooting two men in 2012.

Gangland identity Mohammed Hamzy has been stabbed in prison.

Gangland identity Mohammed Hamzy has been stabbed in prison.

The 35-year-old is also the cousin of one of the state's most dangerous prisoners, Brothers for Life gang founder Bassam Hamzy. Bassam Hamzy is in Goulburn supermax prison for a string of criminal convictions including drug supply, murder and conspiracy to murder.

Mohammed Hamzy received injuries to his chest in the fight about 1.30pm. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. His condition was stable on Friday afternoon.

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He was stabbed by a 34-year-old inmate with a "jail-made weapon", according to a spokeswoman for Corrective Services NSW. The incident happened in the prison's reception area.

In a statement, NSW Police said officers were called to the Berkshire Park jail shortly before 2pm. They established a crime scene and are investigating the incident alongside Corrective Services.

The 34-year-old man was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Mohammed Hamzy is serving at least 8½ years in prison after he was convicted of manslaughter and grievous bodily harm in 2016 for two shootings four years earlier.

He founded the now defunct Brothers for Life gang about 2007 with his cousins Bassam and Ghassan.

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Another cousin, Mahmoud Hamzy, was mistakenly shot dead in a 2013 attempt on Mohammed's life.

Mejid Hamzy was shot and killed in Condell Park on Monday morning in a targeted attack that has triggered fears of reprisals by his family and associates.

He was farewelled on Thursday at Lakemba Mosque in a ceremony attended by family, friends and underworld identities. There was a heavy police presence during the event.

Senior NSW Police officers warned the possibility of retaliation was a significant concern and said they would be targeting known associates to prevent them from going after suspected killers.

Bassam Hamzy's lawyer, Mohammad Khan, said on Wednesday that his client was upset about his brother's death but also accepted it.

"He accepts it as the will of God," he said.

Police are investigating whether professional killers were hired to carry out the hit.

"That certainly could be the case," Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett, State Crime Command Director, said.

"We are very concerned about the ongoing conflict between Middle Eastern organised crime groups in south-west Sydney."

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