A man has been killed following a shooting in a social club in west Belfast.

It took place at the social club of Donegal Celtic Football Club in Suffolk Road.

The club is understood to have been busy with people watching football on TV when the shooting took place on Sunday afternoon.

There was a heavy police presence following the incident.

Two ambulances were parked in the grounds while a helicopter hovered above.

“There’s total shock in this community today with the offence that happened in Donegal Celtic today,” Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey said, as he visited the scene.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with this man’s family.

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“I personally don’t know the victim but what I do know is that there’s a family there and our thoughts and our sympathies are with this man’s family at this stage.”

Mr Maskey urged anyone with information to come forward to police.

“There is no place for guns on our streets,” he said.

Part of Suffolk Road remained closed following the incident, with a number of diversions in place.