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First picture of John McGregor who was shot dead in Glasgow

John McGregor was battling for his life after infighting within one of Scotland’s most dangerous crime clans sparked mayhem on the streets. 

The 44-year-old was blasted at close range as part of a feud between rival factions of the Daniel family.

A witness yesterday revealed the moment the shooter’s weapon – believed to be a shotgun – jammed before firing at the second attempt in front of terrified children.

Sources told Scottish newspapers Thursday night’s sickening violence was triggered by a former close associate of dead gangster Kevin “Gerbil” Carroll.

Police have launched a murder enquiry after a man who was shot earlier this week died in hospital on Saturday August 28.

John McGregor, 44, was found seriously injured on Westray Street, Milton, around 7.55pm on Thursday, 26 August.

The father-of-five was taken to hospital in a critical condition and he died on Saturday night, changing the investigation from attempted murder to murder.

Officers say the incident is being treated as a targeted attack.

The investigation team are also looking into the possibility of a burnt out vehicle being linked to the incident.

It was reported to police that a white Vauxhall Corsa van was on fire on Etive Crescent, Cumbernauld, around 9.50pm on Thursday, 26 August.

Detective Superintendent Raymond Brown, of Police Scotland’s Major Investigations Team and Senior Investigating Officer, said: “I want to appeal directly to the community and wider public who might have information that could help.

“There were people in the street at the time of the attack, including young children, and I would ask people to think about this if they have so far been reluctant to come forward. We need your help to solve this.

A young teenager was in a van that rammed a car in the hour before a dad was shot to death on a Glasgow street, it’s claimed.

The incident is believed to be connected to the violent gangland killing of John McGregor.

The 44-year-old was gunned down at 7.55pm on Westray Street, Milton on Thursday and rushed to hospital. 

Police launched a murder investigation yesterday after the father-of-five died of his injuries in hospital on Saturday night.

The lad’s dad is understood to have been behind the wheel of the Transit and targeted a Mercedes being driven by a man with a female passenger. It was later found abandoned.

Both men are believed to be linked to the Daniel crime clan, which has been split by infighting.

The 42-year-old van driver was a close friend of dead ­gangster Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll, a key Daniel henchman shot and killed in 2010.

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