Murder victim shot through window in front of family

A murder victim was shot through a window of his home in front of his family by two gunmen, police have said.

A shot was also fired at the sister of victim Mark Hall, passing through a handbag and narrowly missing her as she stood in the street outside.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of Mr Hall, who was known to police, in Belfast on Saturday.

Updating the media on the investigation, Detective Superintendent Eamonn Corrigan said: “What we currently know is that two gunmen approached Mark’s family home on Rodney Drive shortly after 4.30pm yesterday evening.

“Mark’s sister, who was returning from some local shops, saw the gunmen approach the house and tried to intervene before a number of shots were fired through the front window, striking and fatally wounding Mark.

“A number of family members were present in the room when these shots were fired, all narrowly missing injury.

“As the gunmen made off, a shot was fired at Mark’s sister which passed through her handbag.

“She is lucky to be alive today.”

The two men were armed with handguns and fired at least seven shots, Mr Corrigan said.




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