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Scotland: Kenny Reilly gangland hit suspects feared to have fled to Jamaica just hours after gun attack

It is claimed the pair took off to the Caribbean within hours of slaying their former drugs associate at a set of traffic lights.

By Derek Alexander From Daily Record

Two prime suspects in the gangland gun murder of Kenny Reilly are feared to have fled to Jamaica hours after the attack.

Detectives probing the 29-year-old’s death have been told the alleged assassins are hiding in the Caribbean.

Sources say the pair made plans to travel to the island after forging links with Yardie criminals in London.

The suspects – who the Sunday Mail has decided not to name – were former associates of Reilly, who was shot as he sat at traffic lights in Glasgow earlier this month.

Tributes were left to Kenny Reilly at the scene where he was gunned down (Image: Daily Record)

It is understood all three were involved in the illegal drugs trade and operated in the city’s Maryhill area until falling out.

One of the men blamed for shooting Reilly is the son of a notorious gangland figure who stood trial for murdering a rival.

The other alleged hitman is believed to have been offering to work as a debt collector for Mr Bigs who are owed cash.

Both murder suspects are in their 20s.

A source close to all the parties involved said: “These three boys had known each other for a long time.

“They worked in the same area, punting the same gear but were never in opposition.

“For a time, a few folk up here thought they were working together.

“They’ve had a fall-out and it’s gone way too far.

“All three of them were good pals at one point, that makes this more sad.

“The word on the street is that they knew his movements and decided to just wait for him to show up.

“They’d been watching him before and knew the motor he was in.

“Kenny didn’t have a chance. The boy jumped out the motor and just opened fire.

“We’ve heard that him and the driver got on a flight the next day and are well away. They said they were going to
Jamaica and things had been arranged for them through people they knew in London.”

Reilly was shot as he sat in the passenger seat of a silver BMW at traffic lights on Bilsland Road on Monday, April 16.

The female driver of the vehicle raised the alarm and has been spoken to by detectives.

Residents close to the scene said they heard at least six shots being fired.

Reilly was rushed to Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary, where he received treatment to catastrophic injuries believed to be inflicted on his head and body.

But the victim lost his fight for life the next day.

A burned-out black people carrier was found abandoned close to the scene hours after the shooting.

Police said the killing was a “targeted attack” and that a link to escalating gangland conflicts cannot be ruled out.

However, sources say that Reilly’s death is not linked to the tit-for-tat violence between the Lyons and Daniel crime gangs in the city.

It has also been claimed that Reilly did not fear for his safety at the time of his death.

A source added: “Kenny knew members of the Lyons and Daniel families but he wasn’t involved with them.

“He didn’t believe he had anything to fear over his safety.”

The murder inquiry is being spearheaded by Det Supt Kenny Graham, who is also in charge of Operation Engagement, which was launched by police to end the gang violence between the Lyons and Daniel clans.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We are unable to give guidance on who may or may not be part of an ongoing police investigation.

“Any speculation about those being involved would not only be unhelpful to the investigation but also potentially put them at risk or harm.”

Police stand guard at the scene of the shooting in Glasgow (Image: Daily Record)
Kenny Reilly was shot while sitting at a set of traffic lights on Glasgow’s Bilsland Road on Monday, April 16 (Image: Internet Unknown)
Glasgow gun victim Kenny Reilly’s alleged killers are said to have fled to Jamaica (Image: Universal News (Europe)/Getty)

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