Police are seeking for Matthew Russell, wanted for questioning over the shooting at Heckenberg, Sydney, which left an innocent man dead.

They have released a photograph of Russell. He was last seen driving a silver 2015 Holden Commodore near the scene of the shooting at Matthew Street, Heckenberg, on Friday night.

Detectives have also searched at home in nearby Eucumbene Street, says Sky News.

There was an altercation between a motorist and two pedestrians, while the shooting ensued. The shooting took place because of a noticeable disagreement over a woman involving two brothers and Russell.

The 46-year-old father, who died after during the shooting, had been talking on a mobile phone while sitting in a car. The car was parked in a driveway when he got shot.

According to Yahoo News Australia, police have told reporters that the man died after two brothers were shot at by a third man in a fight involving one of their girlfriends. Further investigations are ongoing.

“The argument appears to be over some sort of issues over a female,” Inspector Paul Fryer said on Saturday.

According to SBS News, Russell fired a gun at the two brothers but missed them, with the bullet hitting a man who was sitting in his car.

After the father got shot, his car had then hit one of the brothers, breaking his collar bone. The elder brother was unharmed. He was questioned by police and later released.

However, the inspector refrained from informing whether he might be charged in the long run. He also wouldn’t say if the man was killed outside his home.

“It was very close to his house,” he said.

Police is unaware of Russell’s whereabouts and are asking for public assistance. If anyone sees him or his silver Commodore, with registration plates CB 62 ZS, has been asked to contact police immediately by dialling triple-zero.

“We encourage the public not to approach Mr Russell,” said Inspector Fryer.

Russell has been described by the police as a strong man with short brown hair and a “Ned Kelly-style beard”.