Man shot dead in social club in west Belfast | UK News

A man has been killed following a shooting at a social club in west Belfast.

It took place at the social club of Celtic Donegal Football Club in Suffolk Road.

The club are understood to have been busy with people watching football on TV when the game got underway on Sunday afternoon.

There was a dense police presence following the incident.

Two ambulances were parked on the premises while a helicopter hovered above.

“This community is in complete shock with the crime that took place in Donegal Celtic today,” West Belfast MP Sinn Fein Paul Maskey said while visiting the scene.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with this man’s family.

“I personally don’t know the victim but what I do know is that there is a family there and our thoughts and sympathies go out to this man’s family at this stage.”

Mr. Masky urged anyone with information to go to police.

“There’s no place for guns on our streets,” he said.

Part of Suffolk Road remained closed following the incident, with some diversions made.


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