Saturday 21 October 2017

Drug link probed as man riddled with bullets in drive-by shooting

Police stand by a burnt out car in west Belfast, which is linked to a fatal shooting in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, last night. Photo: PA
Police stand by a burnt out car in west Belfast, which is linked to a fatal shooting in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, last night. Photo: PA
Police forensic experts at the scene of the fatal shooting. Photo: PA
The scene of a fatal shooting in the Longlands Road area of Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Photo: PA

Deric Henderson

The fatal shooting of a man in Belfast may have been linked to a fall-out over drugs.

Danny McKay, 36, was hit several times - at least once in the face - by a gunman who fired from a hijacked car which was later found burned out in the west of the city.



The shooting happened in the Longlands Road area of Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, last night.



Police have made no comment about the attack, but local people believe Mr McKay may have been targeted because of a row over drugs, possibly involving dissident republicans.



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