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Father found murdered in Belfast home was shot, say police

Published 11/01/2016

Conor McKee was shot several times (PSNI/PA)
Conor McKee was shot several times (PSNI/PA)

A father of two found murdered in north Belfast had been shot, police have confirmed.

Conor McKee, 31, was hit a number of times in his Glenpark Street home on January 7.

Mr McKee, on bail for drugs offences, was found dead in an upstairs bedroom by his mother.

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, leading the murder hunt, said he was last seen walking in the area of Rosapenna Street and Oldpark Road at 6pm on the day of the murder.

Drugs is one line of inquiry but the Police Service of Northern Ireland are also looking at other potential motives.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from a person who telephoned police during the early hours of January 8 regarding the shooting.

DCI Galloway said: "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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave police station on 101.

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