Mr Hazzard said,
“The man who was murdered is well known in the local area and was heavily involved in the local community especially in soccer circles.
“There is huge shock to the local community at this senseless act.
“This murder last night in Dromore Street, Ballynahinch was a vicious attack and it is hard to understand motives for doing something like this.
“I would call on people to come forward with any information whatsoever to the PSNI and ensure that those responsible are caught and brought before the courts.”