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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
National
Jane Corscadden

Belfast shooting: Man dead as police respond to scene at Donegal Celtic social club and investigation launched

Police are at the scene of an incident in west Belfast where a man was shot dead on Sunday afternoon.

Parts of the Suffolk Road have been closed and a number of diversions are currently in place.

It is understood that it happened at the Donegal Celtic social club, Belfast Live reports. The club was reportedly packed with people watching football on tv when the shooting took place this afternoon.

A spokesperson for the PSNI earlier said: "Police are currently at the scene of a shooting incident in the Suffolk Road area of West Belfast this afternoon, Sunday, October 2nd.

"Part of Suffolk Road is closed and a number of diversions are in place."

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at approximately 14:45 following reports of a shooting incident in the Suffolk Road area of Belfast.

"NIAS despatched 2 Emergency Crews to the incident and also tasked the Charity Air Ambulance, with HEMS crew on board, to attend.

"Following assessment and initial treatment, no patients were taken from the scene."

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