The incident happened at about 9.50pm last night at Sunningdale Gardens in the Ballysillan area of Belfast according to PSNI spokesman Inspector Tony Fraser.
The man has been named as prominent loyalist John Boreland. It’s understood that the shooting may relate to an ongoing loyalist power struggle, with the PSNI appealing for calm.
Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway, from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch, is leading the investigation and said Boreland was shot at close range a number of times.
Police believe that a shotgun was used in the attack. Mr. Boreland was 46; he had lived in north Belfast for some time and leaves two sons and a daughter, a fiancee, a sister and his mother and father. I have visited the family today and I am sure you will understand that they are completely devastated.
“John Boreland was known to police. He had survived a previous attempt on his life in 2014 and had been warned by police about his safety within the past few months. READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCES: The Journal.ie