FUNERAL FOR DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN MURDER VICTIM DANNY MCKAY AS SUSPECT STILL QUIZZED

Drug dealer Danny McKay shot dead by ONH

DISSIDENT republican murder victim Danny McKay was buried today as detectives still quizzed a suspect about his killing a week ago.

The funeral took place today at St Gerard’s Church on the Antrim Road, north Belfast eight days after his cold-blooded assassination.

The 36-year-old drug dealer was gunned down in a hail of automatic gunfire as he sat on the sofa of his home in Longlands, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.

Belfast Daily revealed within hours of his killing that Mr McKay, a father-of-one, was under threat of death from Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH).

We revealed that two days before his killing he was told he had 24 hours to leave the country or be shot dead.

However, Mr McKay refused to bend the knee to the terrorists and decided to stay in Northern Ireland.

Up to four men were involved in the savage killing. Three men have been arrested and questioned about the murder and were released without charge.

As Mr McKay’s funeral was underway today, a man was still being questioned about the killing by murder squad detectives.

During Requiem Mass, Fr Gerry Cassidy said Mr McKay had died “in the early summer of his life”.

He said sympathy and prayers were also with the family of David Black who was murdered on the M1 motorway in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Police have asked anyone who saw a silver Volkswagen Bora, which had been stolen by five masked men in the New Lodge area shortly before the shooting to contact them.

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