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Belfast takeaway shooting victim Harry McMahon remains in a coma

The scene outside the takeaway on the Oldpark Road Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption The shooting happened outside a fast food outlet on the Oldpark Road at teatime on Friday

A 52-year-old man shot in the head in north Belfast last Friday evening remains in an induced coma in hospital.

Harry McMahon was shot in a Chinese takeaway on the Oldpark Road. Bystanders included a man with his two young children.

On Friday, police issued a fresh appeal for information about the attack.

They described it as reckless, cold and calculated and said a possible feud is one line of inquiry.

"We believe that one man was involved in the shooting," Det Ch Insp Gary Reid said.

"He made off in a blue coloured Vauxhall Astra estate car, vehicle registration number ANZ 5590, which was found on fire in Torrens Gardens less than a mile away, a few minutes later. The car may have broken down and may been pushed off the road.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Oldpark Road area around 5.35pm last Friday (30 January) and who may have witnessed the shooting or any suspicious activity prior to it.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Torrens Gardens when the vehicle was set alight."

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