Saturday 18 November 2017

Man shot dead outside pizza takeaway shop in Belfast 

 Lesley-Anne McKeown 

A man in his 20s has been shot dead outside a pizza takeaway shop in Belfast.

It is understood he was hit twice during the gun attack at Kennedy Way in the west of the city last night.

At this stage the killing is not believed to be sectarian.

Police said the man was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

Detectives have launched a murder hunt and the scene remained sealed off this morning.

Officers were appealing for information.

Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey has condemned those responsible for the fatal shooting.

"My thoughts are with the family of the young man murdered on Kennedy Way," he said.

The victim is believed to have been making a delivery from Domino's Pizza at about 11pm when he was targeted.

A short time later, a car was found burnt out in the Andersonstown area, which is close to the murder scene.

Mr Maskey said the community had been left stunned and disgusted .

He said: "Those who carried out this shooting should be ashamed of themselves.

"People are shocked that this is the Easter holiday period and people were in good form and someone last night was willing to go out and take the life of another individual.

"I would urge anyone with information to come forward and give it to whoever they feel comfortable with, whether that be the police or community leaders," he added.

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