Man (51) arrested over paramilitary-style Belfast shooting

Victim was shot in alleyway in early hours of Monday morning

Man (51) arrested over paramilitary-style Belfast shooting

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Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 51-year-old man in connection with a paramilitary-style shooting in north Belfast earlier this week.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was shot in an alleyway between Sheridan Street and Donore Court in early hours of Monday morning. He received a number of gunshot wounds in the attack.

The suspect was detained in the greater Belfast area this evening and remains in custody.

It comes after detectives arrested another man in connection with the murder of 55-year-old Dan Murray in the west of the city that same day.

The  takeaway driver was making a delivery to an address in the Lady Street area when he was shot dead in his car on Monday evening.

Police said Mr Murray appeared to have been lured to his death by a fake order. The call for the order came from a public telephone box not far from the scene of the crime.

The gunman or gunmen is thought to have waited for Mr Murray to arrive at the Lady Street address before killing him.

A 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder yesterday evening. He is currently in custody at Musgrave Police Station.