POLICE say a Lanarkshire community could be withholding information on a fatal shooting in fear of retaliation.

Officers investigating the murder of young dad Gary More have received no calls a week on from the attack.

The 32-year-old was standing outside his home on Gartness Drive talking to a friend when the gunman exited a car and opened fire.

Multiple bullets were discharged from a handgun which struck the victim on the body, but narrowly avoided the other male standing just feet away.

Read more: Sister of Gary More describes moment he died in her arms after being shot outside Airdrie home

Gary was rushed to hospital where he died a short time later surrounded by family.

His sister Lynsey More, sobbed as she told of the moment he died in her arms while appealing for information on his killers.

She said: “He was a son, brother, father and uncle. Life for us will never be the same again without Gary in it.

“He was my wee brother and as his big sister, I always felt that it was my job to look after him.

“Addiction touches so many families and ours was no different. Gary was dealing with his own issues but he was trying to help other people at the same time.

“He used fitness as a way to help him through some difficult times and he encouraged and helped other people to do the same.

She added: “Gary had made a lot of progress recently and I was proud of the way he had been focusing on his training and building up his fitness classes at his gym.

“I was at one of his yoga classes on Tuesday night, not knowing the next time I would see him he would be dying in my arms.

Read more: Sister of Gary More describes moment he died in her arms after being shot outside Airdrie home

“I pray that no other family has to go through this experience.

“Unfortunately things like this seem to be happening more and more and we all sit thinking it’s never going to happen to us.

“Please don’t let another family suffer the way we have. If you know anything please tell the police.”

Detective Superintendent Allan Burton revealed that Gary was standing outside his home talking to a friend when he was shot.

The male had attended at the house around five minutes before to talk to him about his business.

A mother and young child were said to be just feet away from the victim minutes before a man got out of a white vehicle, believed to be a Skoda Fabia, and fired multiple shots.

Local and specialist officers, as well as the major investigations team, have joined the operation to catch those responsible.

Detective Superintendent Burton said he would be looking at the victim’s associates and day-to-day life to understand why he might have been targeted.

He added: “We’ve had no response from the communities. If there is fear that someone could be attacked, we can protect you. We need you – there is a family here that is in tatters.

“We have not established fully why Gary was attacked. He has had his issues, he was dealing with them admirably.

“He was running fitness classes, he is very close with his family and visited his mum every day and took his children up and down to school every day.

“He has turned his life around. Addiction touches many families, but did he deserve to get shot on his doorstep? No.

“If you have information you need to help me. There’s a guy running around out there with a gun and we need to get him off the streets.

The fact that no members of the public have come forward with information has been described as ‘unusual’ by detectives with police suggesting that people may be withholding information in fear of retaliation.

Anyone who may have saw a Skodia Fabia between Chapelhall to Milngavie between 6pm and 10pm on Thursday September 6 is asked to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding this crime please contact police by phoning 101 and quoting reference number 3626 of 6 September 2018.  Crimestoppers can be contacted through 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained