The shooting dead of a man in Belfast late on Sunday night should and must send a shiver through us all. This is another family now grieving the lose of their loved one, another family traumatised by events that will leave a lasting mark. Whatever the excuse for Kieran Wylie"s murder there is no justification for what has happened. While our communities are rallying in the deadly face of Covid-19 there are those whose only contribution is death and distruction. Their actions are not wanted and for those who carried this killing out they are a blight on our community.
As the story of this mans death runs through the medium of social messaging we would ask all to be mindful that there are real people left to pick up the pieces,family members who are fragile and hurt. A throw away remark or unsubstantiated theory of what has happened can be very hurtful and damaging. We would ask that people keep this in mind. There is a full Police investigation now ongoing and that is who people should engage with if they wish to make a positive contribution.