PSNI arrest man over shots fired on day of former INLA prisoner’s funeral

A man has been arrested after shots were fired on the day of a funeral for a republican.

The incident came following the death of former INLA prisoner Michael McElkerney.

Photographs have emerged of a masked gunman firing a rifle into the air outside Mr McElkerney’s home in the Divis area of west Belfast.

On Saturday morning, the PSNI said detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man under the Terrorism Act.

“The male was arrested in the Newtownabbey area last night on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation and is being questioned in the serious crime suite at Musgrave police station,” a PSNI spokesman said.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing and police continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact police on 101 or alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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