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Saturday 16 December 2017

WATCH: Investigation launched after masked men fire volley of shots near children at funeral

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Police are investigating after masked men fired a volley of shots at a republican funeral in west Belfast.

A video recording of the funeral of Barry McMullan was posted online and included footage appearing to show shots being fired as the funeral cortege passed.

Two young children are seen at the side of the gunmen as they open fire. They move away as the men dressed in berets and sunglasses appear to begin shooting.

The masked men can be seen standing on steps as the cortege pauses before continuing to travel to Milltown Cemetery.

Barry McMullan, known as 'baz', is believed to have been a senior member of the Irish Republican Socialist Movement.

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid said: “Police are aware of footage showing shots apparently being fired by masked men in West Belfast in recent days. An investigation is underway.”

Belfast Telegraph

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