21/10/2016

Man Shot Dead In West Belfast

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in west Belfast.

The attack happened at a house in Glenwood Court, Poleglass, at around 8.15pm on Thursday, 20 October.

He has been named locally as Joe Reilly, aged 43.

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said: "This brutal killing has achieved nothing other than plunging another family into grief and despair.
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"I have expressed my condolences to the victim's family and I appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to the police."

First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness said: "We unreservedly condemn the murder of a man shot dead in his home in Poleglass last night.

"This savage killing is senseless and has achieved nothing. The perpetrators care only for themselves.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the man's family at this time and we urge anyone with any information to bring it to the PSNI immediately.”

(CD/JP)

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