Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has described the shooting dead of a man outside schools in West Belfast as “a disgusting and depraved crime”.
Dr Farry was speaking after the man was shot dead on the Glen Road at 3pm, close to three schools in the area. It’s believed he was parked close to one at the time.
“This was a disgusting and depraved crime, made all the more heinous by the fact it was so close to a number of schools who were getting out at the time,” he said.
“I utterly condemn this killing – those who carried it out must be taken off our streets immediately. It was a reckless act which could have resulted in the additional injury or even worse of schoolchildren.
“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased following this murder. We must also ensure any pupils who were in the vicinity at the time are given whatever support they need.
“If anyone has any information on this shooting, I urge them to contact police with it immediately.”