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Police name Coalisland murder victim as Gediminas Stauskas

By Staff Reporter

Published 19/10/2015

Discovery: Police at the scene
Discovery: Police at the scene

Police are investigating a possible link between the murder of a foreign national in Co Tyrone and a shooting in the same area.

The body of a 32-year-old Lithuanian man was discovered in a garage in the Moor Road area of Coalisland on Thursday.

Police named him as Gediminas Stauskas, a Lithuanian national with connections to the Dungannon area.

The PSNI are probing an incident in the same area the day before, October 14, when a man is reported to have been assaulted and shot in the leg. It is understood the shooting victim is from the Clonabay area of Coalisland and is also eastern European.

It is understood the dead man's body was found by a mechanic when he opened up the premises where he runs his business.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee McNevison, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "If anyone saw anything unusual in the Moor Road area of Coalisland in recent days we would like them to contact detectives at Dungannon police station by calling the non-emergency number 101.

"Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Two Lithuanian men were each shot once in the leg in different parts of Newry last month.

One was targeted at a house in Sandys Street, while the other was abducted in Warrenpoint, Co Down and shot on the city's Armagh Road.

Three men were later arrested.

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