Two men in masks gunned down man at Donegal Celtic Football Club in Belfast

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Two masked men have gunned a man down at Donegal Celtic Football Club in Belfast.

The shooting happened while customers were watching a football match on Sunday afternoon, the police said.

A murder investigation has been launched, and police forensics examined the scene after the incident.

Police received a call at about 14.4hrs that two masked men had entered Donegal Celtic Sports and shot a man several times.

The gunmen escaped on foot along Suffolk Road after the shooting, and the police pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team said, "The investigation is at a very early stage, and I would urge anyone with information or anyone who was in the Suffolk Road area at the time of the shooting took place, and seen two men running from the club or who may have captured dashcam footage, to contact us.

MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey described the incident as "shocking," adding, "There's a total shock in this community today with the offense that happened in Donegal Celtic today."

"My thoughts and sympathies are with this man's family. I personally don't know the victim but what I do know is that there's a family there and our thoughts and our sympathies are with this man's family at this stage."

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