Murder Investigation Launched After Man Shot Dead in West Belfast

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Police have initiated a murder investigation following the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man in West Belfast last night.

Kevin Conway was shot in his home in the Greenan area of the city at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police are appealing for information into what they describe as a “horrific, calculated and ruthless murder.”

Detective Inspector Gina Quinn expressed her condolences for Conway’s family, stating, “He was shot multiple times and, sadly, was pronounced dead at the scene. My thoughts are with Kevin’s family and loved ones, who are today left trying to come to terms with their loss. And I know the wider community remains in shock.”

Paul Maskey, Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, also condemned the killing, saying, “This is a brutal killing and a family have now been left grieving as a result. I unreservedly condemn it. There is no place for guns on our streets.”

Investigators have urged anyone with information, especially those who were in the Greenan area from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, to come forward. They are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference 1714 of January 9th.

The murder has left the community in shock and investigators are working diligently to gather any information that may lead to the apprehension of those responsible. The streets will be safer, and Kevin’s family will receive the justice they deserve, once the perpetrators are brought to justice.