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A reward of up to £20,000 has been offered for information leading to the conviction of two murderers who shot 20 bullets at a man in a Belfast social club.

CCTV footage shows two hooded suspects entering the Celtic Sports and Social Club in Donegal on Suffolk Road in the west Belfast where the shooting took place has also been released.

The men were then seen running away from the club just before 2:30pm.

Detectives from the PSNI chính main investigative team investigating the murder of Sean Fox, 42, on Sunday reveals two men standing over him as he collapses.

Detective Superintendent Eamonn Corrigan described the attack as a “calculated, planned and ruthless execution”.

He said: “Sean Fox, a married father of two and a regular customer of the club, fell in love while enjoying a drink in a busy function room.

“He was shot multiple times by both gunmen.

“At one point, both gunmen sided with Sean, shooting him, as he collapsed to the floor.

“The gunmen arrived, committed the murder and left the club in less than a minute.”

One suspect is described as an athlete, wearing a blue hooded top, cap with a cap, dark visor, two-tone gloves (light on top and dark on bottom), dark pants and shoes or dark trainer shoes.

The second suspect is also a sports athlete and wears a distinctively light colored hood (probably gray) with three red lines on each arm, a baseball cap with a pointed, molded shape. light green face covering, two-tone gloves (light on top and dark on bottom), dark bottom and dark trainers or shoes.

A man has died following a shooting at a social club in west Belfast.
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The scene of the shooting in west Belfast

Detectives are following several lines of investigation, including Mr Fox’s friendship with another murder victim, Jim Donegan, who was fatally shot outside a Belfast school in 2018.

Mr Corrigan added: “Were you in the surrounding area at the time? If you have any information or if you have any cell phone or dash cam footage, please get in touch. with us at 101.

“If anyone wishes to remain anonymous, they can provide information to independent charity Crimestoppers on toll free 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

“There was no caller line display, no 1471 facility, and the computer IP address was never traced or made available to detectives.”

Alternatively, information can be made available to the police via the major incident public portal link: mipp.police.uk/operation/PSNI22R23-PO1.

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