Father is ‘killed instantly’ when he is shot in his car in front of stunned children while picking up his son from Belfast school
- A gunman opened fire on a Porsche Panamera in West Belfast earlier today
- The victim is believed to have been picking up their child from a nearby school
- Shocked children witnessed the shooting near St Mary’s Grammar School
- Local SDLP councillor Tim Attwood said the victim had died ‘instantly’
A father has been shot dead in front of stunned children while picking up children from school in Belfast.
The incident happened near St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast. The victim pulled up in his £80,000 2017 Porsche Panamera when the gunman opened fire.
Tim Attwood, an SDLP councillor, claimed the victim of the shooting was killed ‘instantly’.
A man has been shot dead in West Belfast today after pulling up near a school driving this 2017 Porsche Panamera worth £80,000
The incident happened near St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast
The victim is believed to have died instantly after the gunman opened fire
‘It is absolutely sickening that a gun was fired in the vicinity of both a primary and secondary school in west Belfast today,’ he said.
‘A number of pupils witnessed this fatality and are understandably very disturbed and frightened after this reckless act occurred nearby the school gates.
‘There is absolutely no place for this in 2018; this madness belongs in the past and we cannot allow it to once again become our normality.
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‘I cannot stress enough that any information relating to this incident must be passed to the PSNI immediately.’
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: ‘Due to an incident on the Glen Rd, west Belfast, drivers are advised the area between the Monagh bypass & Glen Rd junction up to Shaws Rd & Glen Rd junction is closed until further notice.
‘Please avoid the area & seek alternative route if possible.’
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