Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marlon O'Reilly murdered by mistake?: Friend of shooting victim Marlon O'Reilly says victim was killed because he was 'wearing similar T-shirt to intended target'

A father-of-two shot dead in front of horrified drinkers in broad daylight was 'murdered by mistake', it has been claimed.

An associate of victim Marlon O'Reilly, who did not wish to be named, said he was killed by mistake outside the Dovecote pub in the Cockshut area of Birmingham on Friday evening because he was wearing a T-shirt similar to the intended target.

It is believed West Midlands Police are probing local claims Marlon was not the intended target of the gunman - who arrived at the pub on a quad bike and escaped before armed officers arrived. Mr O'Reilly was pronounced dead at the scene.