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O'Reilly slams those behind North Belfast shooting

25 October, 2012

Sinn Féin Newtonabbey Councillor Gerry O' Reilly has stated that those behind the shooting of a young man on the Longlands Road in North Belfast tonight need to be taken off our streets to prevent this happening again. 

Speaking tonight Cllr O'Reilly said:

"While it is quite early I understand that a young man has been killed in this shooting incident and the local community is in a state of shock. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

"What is abundantly clear though is that those responsible have shown absolute disregard for this community and endangered those nearby through this reckless and dangerous action.  It is believed that this happened outside the local shops and that there were children only yards away when this occurred.

"I would appeal to anyone with any information to make in known to the PSNI as soon as possible. There can be no justification whatsoever for this type of attack and those behind it need taken off our streets."

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