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Man shot dead in Asda car park in Glasgow

Forensic teams at the scene
Forensic teams have been examining a car at the scene

A 29-year-old man has been shot dead outside a supermarket in north Glasgow.

BBC Scotland understands the victim is Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll, who allegedly had links to organised crime.

Strathclyde Police said the man died at the scene after being shot in the Asda car park in Saughs Road, Robroyston, at about 1325 GMT.

Police believe the murder involved three men in masks who made off in a black or dark coloured car. No-one else was injured during the shooting.

Shoppers were questioned by police as they left the Asda car park.

Cars had to queue to get out of the car park as officers stopped vehicles to speak to their occupants.

Strathclyde Police also set up a mobile incident room close to the shop's petrol station.

Although we believe that this was not a random attack and that he was the intended target, it does not lessen the severity of this crime
Det Supt Michael Orr
Strathclyde Police

A team of eight forensic officers were examining a black Audi car in the car park. A white tent was later erected around the vehicle.

Det Supt Michael Orr said: "There has been much speculation about this shooting and indeed the victim.

"However, our priority is tracing those responsible. This attack was carried out with an utter disregard to public safety. A man has been shot dead in broad daylight and it is imperative that we trace those responsible.

"Although we believe that this was not a random attack and that he was the intended target, it does not lessen the severity of this crime.

"He was someone's son, loved one and friend and this murder will be thoroughly investigated with a team of highly trained officers."

He said it was understandable that residents and shoppers in the area would feel frightened and reassured them that there would be extra patrols in the area.

Mr Carroll survived a drive-by shooting in East Dunbartonshire in November 2006.

He was targeted, along with a friend, in the Auchinairn area.

Mr Carroll sustained serious stomach wounds in the attack, in which a dog was shot dead.



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