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Two arrested over murder of man, 54, in Co Down – RTE.ie

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Two men have been arrested over the murder of Malcolm McKeown in Co Down.

Mr McKeown, 54, was found dead in his car at a petrol station in Waringstown, Co Down on Monday evening.

Police said he had been shot.

PSNI detectives arrested two men, aged 24 and 25, this morning.

They are being questioned in police custody.

The arrests came on the same day that Mr McKeown was laid to rest following a funeral at Emmanuel Church in Lurgan.

Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery has also reissued an appeal for information about the murder.

“CCTV footage shows Mr McKeown entering the shop at Dewart’s Garage at approximately 7.15pm on Monday and then walking back to his car approximately four minutes later.

“It was around this time I believe that the gunman or gunmen shot him,” he said.

“I am keen to trace the driver and passengers of a dark blue or black VW Passat, registration RK62 PLX, which was seen at 6.20pm in Cambrai Heights before the shooting.

“I believe the gunman or men may have got out of this car, walked around the back of Dewart’s to shoot Malcolm McKeown, before fleeing and leaving Cambrai Heights in the car at 7.20pm.”

The car was found burnt out on Glenavon Lane in Lurgan just after 7.30pm.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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