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Man arrested in connection with Kieran McManus killing is released

McManus was shot dead on Saturday night as he was placing a pizza delivery in the back of his car.

A general view of the area outside Domino's Pizza where McManus was shot dead.
A general view of the area outside Domino's Pizza where McManus was shot dead.
Image: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

A MAN WHO was arrested in Belfast in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Kieran McManus has been released.

McManus was shot dead in the Kennedy Way area of Belfast at about 11.20pm on Saturday as he was placing a pizza delivery into the back of his car. He was shot a number of times at close range.

It is understood that three of his friends were with him at the time of the shooting. The male culprit got out of his car and shot the victim before returning to his car and making off from the scene.

Today police said the 34-year-old man was arrested in Belfast in connection with the man’s murder. He has now been released with no charge.

On Sunday, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Karen Baxter described the incident as a “brutal and ruthless attack”.

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