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Conor McKee murder: Crowds gather at north Belfast vigil for father-of-two

Published 11/01/2016

People gather for a vigil outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast.
Picture By: Pacemaker.
People gather for a vigil outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
People gather for a vigil outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
People gather for a vigil outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
People gather for a vigil outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
People gather for a vigil outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 11 January 2016: People read messages on floral tributes left outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 11 January 2016: People leave tributes outside the home of 31-year-old Conor McKee who was shot at his Glenpark Street home in Belfast. Picture By: Pacemaker.
The scene on Glenmark Street where 31-year-old Conor McKee was shot dead last week. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Crowds of people gathered tonight to pay tribute at a vigil for murdered father-of-two Conor McKee in north Belfast.

Tributes of flowers and messages were left outside the home of the 31-year-old who was shot at his Glenpark Street home last Thursday.

The vigil was held outside his home which has been boarded up.

Mr McKee, a father of two young children, had been on bail for alleged drugs offences.

Speaking previously neighbours and friends of the family said they were shocked by the news of his death.

Earlier today police revealed that Mr McKee who was found murdered in his north Belfast home by his mother, was shot a number of times.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, said police were making progress: “We have had a very positive response from Conor’s friends who have come forward with information after our appeal last week.

"I want to thank them for their co-operation.

“We also appealed to a person who phoned police in the early hours of last Friday morning with information about the murder to call back.

"That person has yet to do so. I would appeal to them to contact us."

He continued: "Our enquiries in the local community have established that Conor was seen in the area of Rosapenna Street and Oldpark Road at 6pm last Thursday evening. We believe he was shot in his home at Glenpark Street at 6.15pm.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw Conor walking from the Oldpark area back to Glenpark Street between 6pm and 6.15pm, either on his own or with someone, to contact us.

“Anyone with information can contact detectives at Musgrave police station on the non-emergency 101 number or provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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