SOME gym users described father of four Kevin Maguire as very friendly and approachable. In the outside world, it was a different matter.
Maguire had risen to become a feared underworld enforcer for The Cartel.
Even so, the drugs bosses didn’t like him and wanted him dead.
As Maguire and his sidekick Nathan Jones swapped quips with one of the Liverpool gym’s newer members, Danny Becouarn, their killer waited calmly and smiled.
He had them relaxed and totally unaware – all he had to do was wait for the right moment to make sure each shot counted.
Suddenly, he reached for a canvas bag and pulled out a long- barrelled handgun from inside.
He aimed the revolver at Maguire.
At close range, be blasted the doorman with one shot.
Maguire was killed instantly. Naturally, Jones was terrified and immediately began running for the door.
Coolly, Becouarn moved towards him, took aim at his heart and fired. A third shot was fired before the assassin escaped.
Nathan Jones then managed to stay on his feet. He staggered into a changing room before collapsing.
He lived for a few more minutes before dying on his way to hospital.