Hundreds witness man shot dead in supermarket 'assassination'

By Kim Abrahams
29 May 2017

The man is believed is have held a child in his arms at the time of his murder.

A man was gunned down in what is believed to be an assassination, in a busy parking lot of a supermarket.

Several shots – allegedly four to six – were fired at the 55-year-old man outside Sainsbury's supermarket in Bangor, County Down.

The incident is believed to have occurred around 3 pm in the busy parking lot of the supermarket in Northern Ireland.

While the allegations cannot be confirmed, reports have emerged that the 55-year-old man was shot dead in a carefully plotted assassination.

"Detectives have now launched a murder investigation and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has any information to contact detectives," Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes of the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

Sainsbury's shut its doors following the incident and a spokesperson for the store confirmed the shooting.

"I can confirm there was an incident at our Bangor store and the store is closed whilst police investigate the matter," a spokeswoman said.  

Commenting on the effect of the shooting, Steven Agnew, Stormont MLA for North Down said: "Anyone who has witnessed or was nearby, undoubtedly, this will live long in their memory."


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