From ABC, 6 Jan. 09
ALCOHOL, HEAT BLAMED FOR VIOLENT BRAWL
Police say alcohol and the heat were significant factors in a brawl that left seven people injured in Sydney's south-west early this morning.
Two people were shot, three people were stabbed and two men suffered head injuries in the fight involving more than 100 people at Rosemeadow.
Superintendent Stuart Smith from Campbelltown Police says a 16-year-old boy is under police guard in hospital.
"We've put a number of investigators into this job to establish exactly what caused this and why [it was] so violent," he said.
Superintendent Smith says it is the first time in six months there has been any significant violence in the area.
"We're working with community people this morning and we're canvassing to see whether this is just an isolated incident between two feuding families, a little too much heat and a lot of alcohol, which results in violent behaviour."
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.