dead in Belfast
A man was shot dead in Belfast last night, the second killing by gunmen in the city in two days. Police said that they did not yet know whether it was a terrorist murder.
The victim, in his thirties, was shot a number of times near his home off the Lower Ormeau Road, in south Belfast. It is not known if the killing was connected to that of Francis Collins, 40, a father of five, who was shot at his chip shop in the republican New Lodge district on Monday. No organisation claimed responsibility for his killing but police blamed the IRA.Reuse content