Home / All UK News / Man shot dead in republican area of west Belfast | UK news

Man shot dead in republican area of west Belfast | UK news

Victim, in his 20s, believed to have been hit in the chest by a shotgun blast in front of children

Man, who lived on Poleglass estate, understood to have opened his door to attacker at around 8pm.
Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

A man has been shot dead in a republican area of West Belfast.

The victim was fatally injured in a shotgun blast at a house on the Poleglass estate. It is believed the man, who was in his 20s, was shot in the chest as he opened the door of the property at around 8pm, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. He is believed to have been shot in front of two children.

Local councillor Brian Headon of the SDLP said the entire community was in total shock over the murder. Councillor Headon said: “These are scenes that we thought we had left far behind us.”

He continued: “Those responsible for this monstrous criminal act must be caught and they must be brought to justice. There is no room in this city or in this society for those intent on murder and mayhem and who will commit the most heinous crimes.

“I’m calling on anyone with information to please come forward to police. These thugs cannot be allowed to bully this strong community into silence. They cannot dominate us, we cannot let them.”

About Johni Ben

Check Also

The scene of the 1998 Omagh bombing, which killed 29 people in County Tyrone

Northern Ireland suicides outstrip Troubles death toll | UK news

4,500 people have taken their own lives since conflict ended, sparking calls to tackle crisis …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: