Delivery driver shot dead

A father of one has died from his injuries after he was shot outside a Domino's Pizza Delivery in Belfast late on Saturday night. 26-year-old Kieran McManus, who was known to police, was shot several times as he stood talking to friends.

Sinn Fein: Community shocked by murder

The crime scene in Belfast
Kieran McManus died of his injuries after he was shot outside the Domino's in West Belfast Credit: UTV

Paul Maskey, Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast says the community is shocked by the murder of a young father of one on Saturday night.

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

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has also condemned the murder. "There can be no cause that can justify the taking of a precious human life and no excuse can explain the suffering that results" he said. Both politicians urged any witnesses to the attack to speak to the police.

Police name delivery driver killed in Belfast

The Police Service of Northern Ireland have named a father of one who was shot at close range by a lone gunman as he stood outside a Domino's Pizza in Belfast.

26-year-old Kieran McManus, who was known to police, was shot several times as he stood talking to friends outside the pizza delivery store where he worked. He died a short time later in hospital. A dark red Astra was found burnt out near the crime scene.

"Nothing justifies the brutal attack on Kieran and the death of a young man. Today we have, on Easter Sunday, a mother mourning the loss of her son, and that is a very sad state of affairs.

What happened in Kennedy Way last night was a brutal and ruthless attack, which has no place in society.

This investigation will look at Kieran's activities, but today Kieran is a victim. We are keeping an open mind to the motive and we are working on a number of lines of inquiry.

– PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Karen Baxter

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Delivery driver killed in Belfast shooting

A delivery driver, aged in his 20s, has died after being shot near shops in west Belfast on Saturday night.

Police are said to have launched a murder inquiry.

The man was fatally wounded whilst making a delivery in the Kennedy Way area shortly after 11pm on Saturday.

He later died in hospital.

Local Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey said those responsible "should be ashamed".

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Serious incident at Kennedy way tonight. Those responsible should be ashamed.

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Thoughts with the family of the young man who was murdered tonight on Kennedy Way.

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