Two charged with Belfast shooting murder


Two people have been charged with the murder of a man in Belfast city centre.

Christopher Mackin, 31, was gunned down in the College Square North area last week.

A 40-year-old man and 35-year-old woman arrested in the wake of the Thursday night shooting have now been charged with the murder. They will appear in court in Belfast tomorrow.

A 24-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man detained yesterday in connection with the killing continued to be questioned by detectives.

Mackin, a father of one, who lived near the scene of the attack with his mother, was shot a number of times and died a short time later in hospital.

The victim was known to police in relation to past crimes.