Hit­man fled in black car af­ter Ray shot dead

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY RYAN SMITH

PO­LICE prob­ing the mur­der of a man in his liv­ing room said yes­ter­day the killer wore a blue coat and es­caped in a black car.

Ray John­ston, 28, was blasted to death in front of his part­ner Eileen and an 11-year-old child in West Belfast on Tues­day night.

Det Chief Insp Ge­off Boyce said: “Our thoughts are very much with his fam­ily and I con­demn this hor­ren­dous mur­der.

“It is just un­ac­cept­able that some­one would pro­duce a weapon and open fire in any cir­cum­stances how­ever it is par­tic­u­larly chill­ing that this at­tack took place in front of his part­ner and an 11-year-old child in his own liv­ing room.

“I am par­tic­u­larly keen to hear from any­one who may have seen a male wear­ing a blue coat with fur around the hood make off from the scene get­ting into a black car with tinted win­dows which drove away.”

Po­lice do not have a de­fin­i­tive mo­tive for the shoot­ing but are ex­plor­ing pos­si­ble lines of in­quiry.

Det Chief Insp Boyce said: “We all have a part to play to en­sure that the com­mu­nity in Pole­glass has the time to come to terms with what has hap­pened here and to en­sure that those re­spon­si­ble for this mur­der are brought to jus­tice.”

MUR­DERED Ray John­stone

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