MURDER detectives believe a mass brawl and shooting in which a man was killed was the result of a family feud rather than gangland activity, it is understood.

Detective Superintendent Allan Burton said that the violent incident in Glasgow’s Castlemilk on Saturday night had been pre-arranged by the two rival groups.

A Major Investigation Team deployed to probe the fatal disturbance has yet to establish a motive for the conflict.

The comments came as police named the man who died after being shot during the brawl as Jamie Lee, 22. He was a local resident and had a partner.

Police said it was not known whether they had any children.

Mr Lee was one of six people injured in the confrontation. It has been reported that his father, named locally as Joseph, was among those treated in hospital for injuries after the incident.

About a dozen individuals were involved in the brawl close to a children’s playground and the police are calling for witnesses to come forward.

Speaking yesterday, DS Burton said: “We know from CCTV that there were other people in the vicinity, including children who ran off when the incident started.

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“We have not identified who those children are, or who their parents are, or whether they saw anything.

“There are other people shown on the CCTV looking out from their home addresses or in the vicinity who will have crucial information.

“They may be waiting on us coming to them, would prefer they come forward and would urge them to do so.”

He said forensics officers were trying to establish the nature of the firearm used to fatally injure Jamie Lee, as well as a 62-year-old man who was treated in hospital and later released. Mr Lee died with a gunshot wound on Sunday evening at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

His death is being treated as a murder.

Five other men injured in the disturbance were treated for injuries, but have been discharged from hospital. Police said the other attacks are being treated as attempted murder and serious assaults.

Other than the firearm, combatants in the skirmish were also carrying blades or “baton-style” weapons.

He said: “This is clearly a worrying incident for local residents and families who live nearby, but I want to assure people that this level of violence in our communities will not be tolerated and we will be using every available resource to arrest those responsible for these violent attacks.

“We have had an encouraging response from the local community so far but I know that there are still people in the area who have not spoken to us. I would urge them to get in touch.”

Police remained at the scene on Monday and a team of about10 forensics officers were seen at the rear of a nearby property, examining a grass area on their hands and knees while CID officers knocked doors beyond the police cordon.

Officers do not believe the incident is linked to any others in the Glasgow area over the last few months or any ongoing police investigations.