Published Thursday, 01 November 2012
The shooting victim, Danny McKay, who died on Thursday night. (© Pacemaker)
Mr McKay, 36, was shot several times last Thursday at around 8.30pm by at least two armed men as he sat in his home on Longlands Road.
Prior to the murder, five masked men entered a house in the New Lodge area of north Belfast at around tea-time.
The occupant of the house at Dunore Court was forced to hand over his silver Volkswagen Bora car, registration number KLZ 9787.
The vehicle was found burnt out in Ardmoulin Place in the lower Falls area of west Belfast at 8.50pm.
Police believe these three incidents are linked.
One week on from the murder, detectives from Serious Crime Branch, along with uniformed officers, returned to all three locations to talk to local people and passers-by in a bid to gather more information about the killing.
A 25-year-old man arrested by detectives in north Belfast earlier remains in police custody.
All others arrested in connection with the killing have been released.
The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector John McVea, said officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the silver car at any time during last Thursday evening in the Belfast or Newtownabbey areas.
"We are also keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a dark coloured saloon car being driven in a suspicious manner in the Longlands area of Newtownabbey in the days leading up to Mr McKay's murder.
He continued: "Our final appeal is about a man with a light-coloured top seen running away from the burning car at Ardmoulin Place.
"If you can provide information about this, we need to hear from you. Please contact detectives at North Queen St on 0845 600 8000. If you don't want to talk to police, then please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."