“Anyone who doesn’t toe the line will be getting a bang.” Moments after delivering those words Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll was dead.
As dozens of terrified shoppers ran for cover two masked men unleashed a volley of shots from handguns into the back of the Audi Carroll was trapped in.
Carroll was executed before he could turn executioner.
Following the 2010 murder of Gerbil, gunman Billy Paterson, 39 – also a member of the Lyons crime gang – was convicted in 2015 and caged for at least 22 years.
But another suspect, Ross Monaghan, a violent, cocaine dealing gang member, was charged but his trial collapsed in 2012. He has since gone to ground and disappeared.
Feared enforcer for the Daniel’s, Gerbil’s murder was the culmination of a decade-long war between the Lyons and Daniel gangs.