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Belfast school shooting victim Jim Donegan's funeral details released

Jim Donegan
Jim Donegan

The funeral of Jim Donegan, murdered outside a west Belfast school while waiting for his son, is to take place on Thursday.

Mr Donegan's requiem mass will be held at St John the Evangelist Church in Belfast at 10am, followed by a service at Roselawn Crematorium at 1pm.

The 43-year-old died instantly after a lone gunman approached his Porsche Panamera, which was parked outside St Mary's, and fired eight shots.

Mr Donegan, who was waiting to collect his son, was hit in the chest and head.

The 13-year-old missed the assassination of his father by just a few seconds.

Also known as JD, he lived in the Lisburn area with his family.

CCTV footage, released by police, shows his killer emerge from Clonelly Drive as he walked towards his target at around 3.10pm.

Two men aged 49 and 51 arrested in connection with Mr Donegan's murder were later released unconditionally.

Jim and Laura Donegan wed two years ago
Jim and Laura Donegan wed two years ago

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