Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in west Belfast

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the report of a shooting in west Belfast tonight, Sunday 17 May.

Detective Chief Inspector Michelle Shaw said: “We received a report at around 10pm that a man had been shot in a property in the Lenadoon Avenue area of the city.

“Officers attended, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Sadly, a man has been pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our enquiries are at any early stage.  However, I would appeal to anyone with information, or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area around that time, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1589 of 17/05/20.”

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous.


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