Violence returned to the streets of Belfast this morning.
Former IRA leader Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison was shot dead in the Markets area of south Belfast at 9:15am this morning.
Police remain at the scene of the shooting, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The ex-IRA man had been working as a community worker in the Markets district for some time. He was part of the Markets Development Association and was one of the directors of the Cromac Regeneration initiative.