THE post mortem of the man killed by mystery gunmen in rush hour traffic outside his Cricklewood home yesterday is set to happen this afternoon.

Neighbours said the victim was an Eastern European builder, aged in his 50s, who lived in Garth Road, next to the A41 Hendon Way.

He was shot “multiple times”through the window of his black van as he pulled out of the road onto the busy 6-lane artery and pronounced dead at the scene.

One eyewitness described the aftermath of the attack, as a passing paramedic fought to save his life.

The main road was closed from 8.30am, when the shooting happened, until late last night, causing huge disruption for commuters.

His post mortem is set to take place at Finchley Mortuary this afternoon.