The heartbroken family of a man named Patrick Boyle killed in an attack in broad daylight has shared photos in his honor.
Patrick Boyle, often known as Paddy, was shot twice in the chest in a street attack in Huyton, Merseyside, on Thursday.
He was 26 years old.
Shot Dead Full Details
According to the Liverpool Echo, witnesses saw the gunman escape the area on a bike after firing two rounds at the victim. Boyle was taken to the hospital by paramedics, but he died shortly after.
Since then, tributes have poured in for the 26-year-old, who had previously done time in prison for his violent criminal background. When he was 18, he was part of a group of four that raided a McDonald’s store in Huyton.
Police probing the murder of Patrick Boyle (26) who was shot in the chest in Huyton on Thursday, are appealing to drivers who were in the Newway area between 5.30 to 6.30 pm. They’re also looking at hours of CCTV, searching for the gunman, who’s thought to have been on a bike. pic.twitter.com/UoHBPFdmxV
The four balaclava-clad males, holding a metal bar and a nine-inch hunting knife between them, allegedly subjected two female fast-food restaurant employees to a ‘terrifying’ ordeal, according to the court. Boyle was given a six-year prison sentence for the raid. He was part of a gang that beat a father unconscious when he confronted his daughter’s violent ex-boyfriend after he was released.
Boyle, who was 24 at the time, punched Michael Pye, 53, in the face in St Helen’s, leaving him with a broken nose and facial scarring.
The victim’s daughter had been driven to despair by her ex’s threats, according to the court. Boyle was sentenced to prison for his role in the wounding of Mr. Pye. After his death, tributes to him hailed him as a “lovely lad” who was “creating a future” for his family.
One person posted a photo of Boyle on the beach with his dog at sunset. Said, “Taken too soon big lad, to think you had your head down setting a future up for your kids one of the few people I know that had a heart of gold, rest easy bro.”
Police searching for CCTV and forensic evidence have been going home to house in the area where the incident occurred.
Any drivers who were in the area at the time of the incident and may have dashcam footage are asked to come forward, according to detectives. The investigation’s lead detective, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Hurst, said: “We are supporting Mr Boyle’s family through what is clearly an extremely difficult time for them.
“They have lost a son, father, brother and partner at a very young age, and we are doing everything in our power to make sure all of those responsible for taking Mr Boyle from them are brought to justice.”
“While we have spoken to potential witnesses, carried out an extensive forensic examination of the scene and are trawling through hours of CCTV from the local area, we believe drivers in the vicinity could hold vital clues about what happened.”
“If you have a dashcam and were in the vicinity of Newway between 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday, 1 July, I urge you to check your footage for anything significant, in particular a man on a bike who we believe is responsible for Mr Boyle’s murder and who was reported to have ridden the bike in the direction of Liverpool Road.”
“Please contact us urgently if you have dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage from Newway and the surrounding area at that time. We continue to make good progress with the investigation, and any additional intelligence we can gather could be vital in bringing the man who did this to justice.”
Contact If Anyone Knows Anything
If you have any information regarding the incident, please tweet @MerPolCC or message Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook using the reference number 21000459469.
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