Owner of West Gosford street car fabrication business The Chop Shop, Laurie Starling, was the victim of a fatal shooting outside his shop on Thursday, July 24.
Emergency services were called to Comserv Close at about 7:45pm where they found an injured man, later identified as Mr Starling, inside a 4WD.
The 29-year-old man died at the scene. Police were told three men ran from the area before getting into a hatchback parked in a nearby street.
Tributes to Laure Starling flooded in on social media with a Facebook page set up called Rest in Peace Laurie Starling, as “a place to relive memories of one of the world’s most unselfish, caring, helpful and hard working men to have ever graced this earth with his presence”.
Media release, 25 Jul 2014
NSW Police Media
Website, 5 Aug 2014
Rest in Peace Laurie
Starling Facebook page