Relatives of the man, only known as Noddy, would not speak about the incident.
According to a neighbour, Noddy was on the street after his mother threw him out of her house in Heather Court because he was “naughty”.
“He did naughty stuff in the area and his mother had had enough. He was always respectful, but the drugs had taken over his life and finally ended it,” said the resident who asked to remain anonymous.
“He had been living in the old building for a while now and his death was not an accident. I believe it was a hit."
Police are investiga- ting a murder.