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Tit-for-tat fears following Warren Crossan 'revenge' killing by Dublin gang

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Murder victim Warren Crossan

Murder victim Warren Crossan

Police and forensic officers at the scene of Saturday's gun attack in west Belfast

Police and forensic officers at the scene of Saturday's gun attack in west Belfast

Police at the scene of the murder

Police at the scene of the murder

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The victim's father, dissident republican Tommy Crossan, who was shot dead in 2014

The victim's father, dissident republican Tommy Crossan, who was shot dead in 2014

Tommy Crossan's funeral

Tommy Crossan's funeral

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney addresses media yesterday

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney addresses media yesterday

Murder victim Warren Crossan

Police are "ruling nothing out" over fears a criminal gang from the Republic travelled across the border to carry out the revenge murder of Warren Crossan in west Belfast on Saturday.

Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team yesterday confirmed the identity of the 28-year-old victim, who had been arrested and freed without charge in connection with the murder of notorious Dublin gangster Robbie Lawlor in April.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren McCartney said that at around 12.50pm on Saturday police received reports of a shooting in the St Katharine's Road area of the city.