Thursday 17 October 2019

'A total shock to the whole community' - murder investigation launched as man shot dead in his home

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Mark Edwards

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found shot dead at his home in Co Antrim.

Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team are investigating after a man's body was found at a house on Church Road in Glenwherry at around 1pm.

It is understood the man was found shot dead by a neighbour, who then alerted the police.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding his death."

DUP councillor Reuben Glover said the facts surrounding the man's death had not been confirmed by the police.

"It is a very rural area. Glenwherry is a very close knit community where people mind their own business and they get on with there work.

"It is a farming area. For something like this to happen is a total shock to the whole community."

Belfast Telegraph

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