A teenager who died after being shot at a friend's house was a member of a notorious gun gang, it emerged today.Does it really matter? I imagine the neighbours are throwing a party right about now…
Police are investigating whether Lewis O'Brien was intentionally killed or died while playing with the gun with friends.
The tragedy happened at a round 4pm yesterday afternoon at a terraced property on a housing estate in Huyton, Liverpool.The what..?
One woman, who refused to be named for fear of reprisals, said a petrol bomb had been thrown at the house where Lewis died just last week.Savour that. Even with the little scumbag cooling on a slab, this woman is too frightened to give her name to the press.
'There has been trouble between youths here for months,' she said.
Another added: 'We have a problem with a gang of yobs around here. They take potshots, cause trouble and terrorise pensioners.'One won’t be doing so any more. Mind you, probably plenty more where he came from.
So, who is broken up about this?
Yesterday it emerged that Lewis was a troubled youngster who had had difficulties at school.Looks like that school should have concentrated less on the three ‘R’s and more on the ‘This is the end the bullets come out…’ safety lessons…
He was a former student of the Newstead Vocational Educational Centre, in Kirkby, a special school for children removed from mainstream classes due to their persistent behavioural difficulties.
Mike Marshall, headteacher, said: 'We are saddened by the news of Lewis's tragic death and the fact that he died at such a young age.I wonder if his tongue was in his cheek when he wrote that little eulogy?
'Lewis was a former student at Newstead and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.'
Even the police were stifling sobs at this cruel twist of fate:
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Carr, who is leading the inquiry for Merseyside police, said officers were still trying to piece together exactly what happened in the run up to the tragedy.What exactly was this tragedy then?
'I would like to appeal to anyone with any information about the incident or events leading up to it to come forward,' he said.Or needfully, you might say….
'This incident has resulted in a young man's life being needlessly cut short.'