Foreign Affairs Minister condemns "sickening" Belfast murder

The dead man has been named as Dan Murray, who was in his 50s and known to police

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The Foreign Affairs Minister has condemned last night's murder in Belfast.

The takeaway delivery driver was shot in his car near Grosvenor Road in the west of the city at around 10.20pm.

He was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

He has been named as Dan Murray, who was in his 50s, and known to police.

Mr Murray had survived a previous attempt on his life.

Charlie Flanagan has described the murder as 'sickening'.

Minister Flanagan said, "my thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected.

"I stand in solidarity with the communities of North and West Belfast against those criminals who inflict fear. Such thuggish behaviour has no place on our streets," he added.

The murder followed a number of other shootings in Belfast in recent days. A teenager and a man in his 20s were injured in similar, separate incidents in north Belfast yesterday.