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Glenwherry death: Murder investigation launched after man found shot dead in Co Antrim

A PSNI Major Investigation Team, (MIT), are tonight investigating the discovery of a man's body at a property on the Church Road at Glenwherry in County Antrim. Picture: Alan Lewis
A PSNI Major Investigation Team, (MIT), are tonight investigating the discovery of a man's body at a property on the Church Road at Glenwherry in County Antrim. Picture: Alan Lewis
Mark Edwards

By Mark Edwards

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found shot dead at his home in Co Antrim.

Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team are investigating after a man's body was found at a house on Church Road in Glenwherry at around 1pm.

It is understood the man was found shot dead by a neighbour, who then alerted the police.

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It is understood the man had been shot. He was found at a house on the Church Road at about 13:00 GMT on Tuesday.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding his death."

Sinn Fein MLA Oliver McMullan said the community had been left shocked by the death.

He said: "I am calling on the police to begin a thorough investigation into the circumstances from the weekend up to the time of his death, which took place either early this morning or late last night.

"The man was found by a neighbour. I understand he was shot in the house."

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Police have launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found at his home in Glenwherry, County Antrim. Pacemaker

He added: "This is a quiet area and locals are alarmed at what has happened.

“I would appeal to anyone with information on what happened to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

DUP councillor Reuben Glover said the facts surrounding the man's death had not been confirmed by the police.

"Forensics are still up there at the moment," he said. "It is a very rural area. Glenwherry is a very close knit community where people mind their own business and they get on with there work. It is a farming area. For something like this to happen is a total shock to the whole community."

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