Revealed: Swedish father, 36, who was shot dead in front of his wife and small child just yards from his £1.5m London home on Christmas Eve is the brother of Real Housewives star and Man United WAG Missé Beqiri
A father shot dead on Christmas Eve in front of his wife and young child has been named as the brother of a reality TV star.
Flamur ‘Alex’ Beqiri, 36, was peppered with bullets on his return to his £1.5million home at around 9pm on Tuesday.
As the gunman fled the scene of the slaughter on Battersea Church Road, south London, emergency services were scrambled.
But, despite their efforts and those of a health worker neighbour to save Swedish record label owner Mr Beqiri, he was pronounced dead.
Mr Beqiri’s Facebook profile photo is a picture with his sister, Real Housewives of Cheshire star Missé Beqiri with the caption: ‘Brothers!’
Missé, a model, dated The Only Way is Essex star Jake Hall after her marriage to Manchester United footballer Anders Lindegaard broke down.
Locals confirmed to MailOnline that Mr Beqiri – known to them as Alex – was the victim of the shooting shortly before Scotland Yard formally named him.
No arrests have been made, however Metropolitan Police detectives have launched their 146th murder probe of the year – the worst on record for 11 years.
Swedish documents show that Mr Beqiri moved to the UK in 2016.
His sister Missé starred on the ITVBe show for three series from March 2016 to May 2017.
In 2014, she married professional goalkeeper Lindegaard with whom she had a son, Julian.
Heartbreaking photos from the crime scene show the plum location townhouse had been decorated for Christmas.
Of the horrific execution-style murder this week, DCI Jamie Stevenson, of the Specialist Crime Command, said: ‘Our investigation is in the very early stages and we are still working to establish what the motive could be that has led to a man losing his life in such a horrific way, on Christmas Eve, in front of his family.
‘They have been devastated by this horrible event and are being supported by specialist officers.
‘We know that the victim was returning home with his wife and young child following an evening out, when he was shot just yards from his home.’
Julian Stratton, 51, was at his parents’ home just metres from the scene and when he said he heard the deafening gunfire.
He said: ‘Then there were five gunshots. Four back-to-back, “bang, bang, bang, bang”, then a pause before the final shot.’
‘The shots were heard by many neighbours, but being Christmas Eve, most people thought they were fireworks, at first.’
He added: ‘My neighbour’s partner is a health worker. He went to help the man, who was lying on his driveway, before the police and ambulances arrived.
‘It is thought that one round entered the victim’s neck, but where the other four ended up are unknown.
He added: ‘My parents have lived here for more than a decade. They are surprised this has happened.’
Vittoria Amati, 60, said she heard between “eight to 10” gunshots fired in quick succession.
Mrs Amati told the PA news agency: “I then heard the screams of the wife. I came out and realised it was one of my neighbours.
“He was lying in front of his doorway in a pool of blood. He was still alive. We were really hoping he would make it.
“You have no idea how desperate she (his wife) sounded.”
A car was pictured being taken away from the crime scene.
Police have moved to reassure Battersea residents that there is no immediate risk from the gunman.
As much of the world celebrates Christmas and looks ahead to 2020, Londoners will reflect on a bloodbath year of horrific stabbings and gun violence.