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Murder detectives appeal for information on second car after shooting

Malcolm McKeown, 54, was gunned down at a petrol station in Waringstown, Co Down, a week ago.

Police investigating the murder of Malcolm McKeown in Northern Ireland have appealed for information about a second car (PSNI/PA).
Police investigating the murder of Malcolm McKeown in Northern Ireland have appealed for information about a second car (PSNI/PA).

By Michael McHugh, PA

Police investigating the murder of a man in Northern Ireland have appealed for information about a second car.

Malcolm McKeown, 54, was shot six times at a petrol station in Waringstown, Co Down, a week ago.

Officers have linked the killing to a long-standing feud between groups in the area.

His body was found slumped in his parked car at the side of the garage Detective chief inspector Pete Montgomery

PSNI detective chief inspector Pete Montgomery said: “Mr McKeown entered the shop at Dewart’s Garage, Main Street, at approximately 7.15pm on Monday and walked back to his car approximately four minutes later.

“This is when I believe that the gunman or gunmen shot him.

“His body was found slumped in his parked car at the side of the garage at around 9pm.”

Mr Montgomery has already appealed for anyone who was in Dewart’s Garage at that time to come forward and for information about a dark blue or black Volkswagen Passat which was found burned out.

The detective said: “Today, I have a further appeal about another vehicle that I am interested in.

“It is a grey Volkswagen Golf S which was seen in the Greenhill Park area of Lurgan between 5pm and 7pm on the Monday evening.

“Did you see this car?”

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police.

Two men have been charged with Mr McKeown’s murder.

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