Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Two due in court over Christopher Mackin murder in Belfast

Christopher Mackin, 31, was killed in Belfast city centre last week

Two people have been charged with the murder of a man in Belfast city centre.

Christopher Mackin (31) was gunned down in the College Square North area last week.

A 40-year-old man and 35-year-old woman arrested in the wake of the Thursday night shooting have now been charged with the murder. They will appear in court in Belfast today.

A 24-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man detained on Sunday in connection with the killing continued to be questioned by detectives.

Mackin, a father-of-one, who lived near the scene of the attack with his mother, was shot a number of times and died a short time later in hospital.

The victim was known to police in relation to past crimes.

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