A man has been shot dead on the Glen Road in west Belfast this afternoon (Tuesday, December 4), police have confirmed.
It’s believed the victim was waiting to collect a pupil from St Mary’s CBS around 3:15pm. Pupils are said to have witnessed the incident. The school will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday) and the pupils will be offered counselling.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery is appealing to anyone who saw a man in his 40s, wearing a high vis vest with the word ‘Security’ on the back heading in the direction of Glen Road.
Disturbing and disgusting news about a shooting close to school premises in west Belfast. Anyone who witnessed any of this should share what they saw with the PSNI so that those responsible can be brought before the courts.
— Alan Chambers MLA (@alcham49) December 4, 2018
He also wants to hear from anyone who witnessed the shooting or was in the Glen Road area from 3pm today, to come forward and speak to police.
“An incident room has been set up in Musgrave Police Station and anyone with information can contact detectives there on 101 quoting reference 741 04/12/18. Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime,” he added.