Witnesses say man was killed on the site of a shooting earlier this year
Police have named the man shot dead on the site of a shooting earlier this year as a former Outlaws motorcycle gang member.
Officers found a man who was pronounced dead in the driveway of a house in Ealing, west London, at around 7.40pm on Monday. Police have refused to confirm reports that the shooting victim was named as Kevin Hyland, 49.
A passerby described seeing “a guy falling” at the scene, with a male lying in a chair in the driveway. “I thought he might be drunk, but when I went back I saw it was a body,” a woman, who did not want to be named, told the Press Association.
Hyland, who was born in Belfast, leaves behind two children, the Metropolitan police said. His mother, Myra Hyland, said: “He was a fun-loving guy who just loved to have a drink with his mates or just go and have a quiet drink.
“He was a bit of a party animal, but that’s probably how he got into trouble. He was very close to his family and he adored his children.
“They said he had a few friends, but he wasn’t close to any of them.”
A 23-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of murder but was later released under investigation, police said. Another man, aged 20, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, has also been released.
The site of the shooting on Ealing Heath Park, which is just outside the borough, was also targeted in a shooting in February.
Sarwar Ali, 38, was shot five times as he shielded his teenage daughter with his body in an attempt to shield her from the gunman.
The father-of-two survived after paramedics and police rushed to the scene but his 12-year-old daughter Jade died at the scene.
She was in a school uniform, with her hair in a bun, and had just woken to her teacher to tell her she had someone to be with, it is thought.
She was taken to the Royal London hospital but died shortly after.
Ali suffered two bullet wounds to his back, as well as one to his left arm and was taken to King’s College hospital in a critical condition.
In the aftermath of the shooting, the family called for those who carried out the shooting to be held accountable.
Her father told Sky News that the family had not yet decided on any legal action and were trying to mourn their loss.
“She was a good kid – she was so caring,” he said. “She loved to bring up her little sister and brother and made them happy as much as she could. She was such a good girl.”