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Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Belfast this week.
Two men, aged 41 and 50, have been taken to Antrim’s serious crime suite for questioning.
Danny McKay (36) was shot several times as he sat in the living room of his home at Longlands Road in Newtownabbey on the outskirts of north Belfast on Thursday night.
He was shot at least once in the face by a gunman who fired from a hijacked car which was later found burned out in the west of the city.
Yesterday, police said they were investigating a possible link to drugs and the involvement of dissident republican paramilitaries but were keeping an open mind.
Det Chief Insp John McVea called the killers “ruthless” and added: “Whatever Daniel may have done in his life, nothing merits this.”
The father-of-one had been known to police but was not considered to be a senior criminal.