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Amateur pilot dies a week after being shot five times outside his home by two hitmen in suspected gangland assassinationJason Osu, 31, died almost a week after he was shot while sitting in his car outside his homeMerseyside Police investigators working alongside the force's dedicated gang crime unit, MatrixDetectives are looking for two men thought to be in the area at the time of the shooting
19:55 GMT, 26 November 2012
Amateur pilot, Jason Osu, was murdered by two assassins who lurked outside his home in Liverpool
A murder inquiry was launched today after a man died almost a week after he was shot while sitting in his car outside his home.
Jason Osu, 31, suffered multiple gunshot injuries in the attack on his driveway in Liverpool, last Monday night.
The amateur pilot was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of today, Merseyside Police said.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Merseyside Police's Major Investigation Team is leading the investigation, working alongside the force's dedicated gang crime unit, Matrix.
Detective Superintendent Mike Shaw said: 'This was a brutal murder where a man has been targeted outside his home.
'It happened very close to Queens Drive, one of the city's major roads, at a very busy time and we are hoping that there are people out there who may have seen something.'
Detectives are looking for two men who
may have been waiting in Beauclair Drive, in Wavertree, for up to 40
minutes before they opened fire on Mr Osu.
CCTV footage of the moment Mr Osu was caught in the shootout
Police are lookinjg for two men who were seen wearing dark anaroaks and balaclavas at the scene
Gang war: Mr Osu was shot in the face, skull, chest and arms by gunmen at least five times
is thought the men, dressed in dark anorak-type jackets and balaclavas,
then escaped in a dark-coloured hatchback car, possibly a stolen black
Citroen C4, which was found burning nearby in Waldgrave Street shortly
after the attack.
Shaw added: 'There will be an increased police presence in the area in
the days to come, and I would ask anyone with information about the
murder to talk to officers or call the incident room.'
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are working with a special gangland crime unit as part of their investigations