Mourners pay emotional tribute to murder victim

Mourners wore shirts bearing an image of Stephen Carson
Mourners wore shirts bearing an image of Stephen Carson

Mourners have worn shirts bearing an image of a man gunned down in front of his family in Belfast at his funeral service this morning.

Stephen Carson, 28, was shot dead in his house in Walmer Street in the Ormeau Road area last week.

The coffin carried into the church

The coffin carried into the church

Mr Carson’s funeral service is taking place on Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Church in west Belfast.

Flowers forming the words ‘brother’, ‘son’, ‘father’ and ‘Carsey’ were on the funeral hearse which arrived at the church carrying Mr Carson’s remains.

Two men have already appeared in court and been charged with Mr Carson’s murder.

The hearse arrives

The hearse arrives

Tributes to Stephen Carson

Tributes to Stephen Carson