A 48-year-old man who was shot dead in a carpark ambush in Sydney's east has been described by police as a "major player" in organised crime networks. Police responded to reports a man had been shot while sitting in a stationary vehicle in a Bondi Junction underground carpark about 8.15am on June 27. Police have not formally identified the man but media reports have named him as notorious Sydney underworld figure Alen Moradian. NSW Police Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty told reporters the man had an extensive criminal history and was well-known to police. "The shooting this morning bears the hallmarks of an organised crime murder," Detective Superintendent Doherty said. "We believe it's a targeted shooting of a high-level organised crime identity." He said the man was a Bondi Junction resident and had "high-level" links to the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang. "He obviously had a big target on his back," Detective Superintendent Doherty said. Police are focusing their efforts on gathering CCTV and witnesses with the investigation in its infancy. They believe two people were involved in the shooting. Detective Superintendent Doherty said police were using suppression tactics to prevent "retaliation or escalation". Police are investigating whether two burnt-out cars found in Bondi Junction and nearby suburb Zetland are linked to the shooting. "Three crime scenes have been established which will be forensically examined by specialist police," a NSW Police spokesperson said. IN OTHER NEWS: Earlier people were urged to avoid the area with road closures in place. Waverley Council notified residents at 9am that Spring St between Newland St and Denison St in Bondi Junction was closed for the next few hours. The council asked people to avoid the area while the police operation was taking place. With Australian Associated Press.