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Man killed after four men force their way into house and shoot him

He was taken to hospital but passed away as a result of his injuries.

Updated: 10:15

A MAN IN his 20s has died after being shot in south Belfast.

The 28-year-old man was shot at a home on Walmer Street in the city just after 10.45pm last night.

Police received a report that up to four men had forced their way into a house and shot the man. He was taken to hospital but passed away as a result of his injuries.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has condemned the killing, calling it a “terrible tragedy” for the victim’s family.

“I want to pass on my sympathy and condolences to them but I also want to unreservedly condemn those responsible for this murder,” he told UTV.

Photos of the scene show parts of the road remain closed off this morning.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell is appealing for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, or who knows anything about this incident, to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Anyone who would prefer to provide information without giving their details can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Additional reporting by Catherine Healy

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