Fatal shooting: Men arrested in connection with killing are released

Two men arrested yesterday in connection with the death of a father-of-three who was shot while waiting for his son outside a Belfast school have been released unconditionally.

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

PACEMAKER BELFAST  04/12/2018'Police at the scene of a shooting in west Belfast. Photo by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 04/12/2018'Police at the scene of a shooting in west Belfast. Photo by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

He was shot several times, including at least once in the head, as he sat in his Porsche car waiting to collect his teenage son.

The PSNI said two men, aged 49 and 51, were detained on Wednesday evening following a number of searches in the west Belfast area.

This afternoon a PSNI spokesman said both men “have been released unconditionally.”

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

St Mary’s Grammar School was closed yesterday but reopened for classes today.