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Police hunt men over Glasgow supermarket shooting

Robroyston shooting
Kevin Carroll was shot dead in the Asda car park at Robroyston

Three men are being sought by police after a man was shot dead in a suspected gangland attack in Glasgow.

Kevin "Gerbill" Carroll was killed in the Asda car park in Saughs Road, Robroyston, on Wednesday afternoon.

Police believe the 29-year-old was targeted by two men in masks who made off in a dark-coloured car driven by a third man. No-one else was injured.

Mr Carroll, who allegedly had links to organised crime, survived a shooting in East Dunbartonshire in 2006.

The Asda store was closed in the aftermath of the shooting and was due to re-open at 1600 GMT on Thursday.

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

This attack was carried out with an utter disregard to public safety
Det Supt Michael Orr

"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.



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