An inquest into the death of a man after he was shot in the leg will be held in May, a coroner has said.
Brian McIlhagga, 42, was attacked by a masked gang in Ballymena in Co Antrim in 2015.
Detectives have previously said the UDA was involved.
A brief preliminary hearing of the inquest was held in Belfast on Friday before Coroner Suzanne Anderson.
She said: “I would really like to get this listed next term.”
The inquest is due to be scheduled for May 27 at a courtroom as close as possible to the dead man’s family, who are expected to attend along with a pathologist and police, coroner’s barrister Philip Henry said.