Northern Ireland

Danny McKay murder: Arrested man released unconditionally

Danny McKay
Image caption Danny McKay was shot six times at his home in the Longlands area

A 23-year-old man who was arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Danny McKay in County Antrim has been released unconditionally.

Mr McKay, who was 36, was shot dead at his home on Longlands Road in Newtownabbey last Thursday night.

The 23-year-old had been detained by officers in north Belfast on Tuesday.

Three other men aged 28, 41 and 50, who arrested at the weekend as part of the murder investigation, were all released on Monday night.

Mr McKay, the father of a 10-year-old child, was shot several times as he sat alone on a sofa in his living room. He died at the scene.

At least two armed men were involved in the attack.

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.

The car was later found burnt out in Ardmoulin Place, west Belfast.

They also want to hear from anyone who may have seen a dark coloured saloon car being driven in a suspicious manner in the Longlands area in the days leading up to Mr McKay's murder.

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