Anna Lo MLA said: “I would condemn whoever is responsible for this man’s death in the strongest possible manner. Local people are shocked at what has taken place. Botanic Avenue is a very popular area visited by many people who will be very saddened by this incident.
“My thoughts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of the victim. This will undoubtedly be a very difficult time for them.
“If anybody has any information which may be of help to the Police in their investigation, then I would urge them to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers.”