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Belfast shooting: two arrests after father shot dead while picking up son from school

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 2018-12-06 Sean Morrison
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Two men have been arrested after a father was shot while waiting for his son outside a Belfast school.

Jim Donegan, 43, was targeted in front of scores of terrified children leaving school on the Glen Road in west Belfast on Tuesday.

The married father-of-two was shot in the head as he sat in his Porsche car waiting to collect his teenage son, and died instantly.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said two men, aged 49 and 51, were detained on Wednesday evening following searches in the west Belfast area.

They remained in custody overnight.

Mr Donegan's 13-year-old son is a pupil at St Mary's Grammar School, near where the attack happened.

More than 1,000 pupils were exiting the school at the time of the attack and teachers shielded the car in which Mr Donegan sat from the view of children.

The school is expected to reopen for classes today.

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