Man who served six years in top security prison for gun attack on police station killed near Springfield Road
The former Belfast commander of the hardline anti-peace process paramilitary group, the Continuity IRA, has been shot dead in the city.
Tommy Crossan, 44, was killed near the Peter Pan light industrial complex on Springfield Road in Belfast at around 4.45pm on Friday.
The murdered man, who comes from the west of the city, served six years in Maghaberry top security prison a decade ago for a CIRA gun attack on a police station in Belfast.
Read more at link. Sounds like “assassination” would be a proper word.
BBC story: bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-27081120
Detectives are examining the possibility that dissidents were involved in the murder.
Alex Attwood, West Belfast MLA for the nationalist Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), said three gunmen carried out the killing.