Gunman recorded on tape praying moments before shooting

AN ACCUSED gunman was recorded praying in Arabic and asking for protection from being arrested moments before a man was shot outside a Sydney nightclub, police have alleged.

Detectives investigating an alleged assassination attempt on a 52-year-old man, who was shot in the back, foot and groin at Rydalmere in May, have released a tape recording, taken from a van which was allegedly stolen on the night of the shooting.

The victim told police he was walking to his car outside a club on Bridge St when he was approached by two men who allegedly shot him.

He suffered critical injuries.

Images of two men allegedly running from the scene have also been released.

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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