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Man shot dead in nationalist area of Belfast

Published 21/10/2016

A police cordon at Glenwood Court in west Belfast after a man was shot dead
A police cordon at Glenwood Court in west Belfast after a man was shot dead

A man has been shot dead in Belfast.

The 43-year-old victim was gunned down in a house in the nationalist Poleglass area on Thursday night. He was taken to hospital where he was later declared dead.

The incident happened in the Glenwood Court area shortly after 8pm.

Sinn Fein Assembly member Jennifer McCann said: "I condemn the murder of a man who was shot dead in his home in Poleglass tonight.

"This brutal killing has achieved nothing other than plunging another family into grief and despair.

"I have expressed my condolences to the victim's family and I appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to the police."

SDLP MLA Alex Attwood said such "barbaric" attacks had "no place in our past and they have no place in our society today".

"This is a very small group of people, unrepresentative of the local community, who have now repeatedly taken the law into their own hands," he said.

"The best response that we can make is to provide information to law enforcement and ensure that these individuals are caught, arrested and prosecuted under the full weight of the law."

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