Northern Ireland

Danny McKay murder: Two men are arrested

Danny McKay
Image caption Danny McKay was shot six times at his home in the Longlands area

Police investigating the murder of Danny McKay have arrested two men, one aged 51 and the other aged 24.

Mr McKay, who was 36, was shot dead at his home in Newtonabbey, County Antrim, on 25 October. A 25-year-old man who was arrested on Thursday has been released.

Mr McKay's funeral took place on Friday. Requiem Mass was held at St Gerard's church, Antrim Road, Belfast.

Fr Gerry Cassidy said Mr McKay had died "in the early summer of his life".

He said sympathy and prayers were also with the family of David Black who was murdered on the M1 motorway in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Mr McKay, the father of a 10-year-old child, was shot several times as he sat alone on a sofa in his living room. He died at the scene, on Longlands Road.

At least two armed men were involved in the attack.

Police have asked anyone who saw a silver Volkswagen Bora, which had been stolen by five masked men in the New Lodge area shortly before the shooting to contact them.

The car was later found burnt out in Ardmoulin Place, west Belfast.

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