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'Unusual' gun used in NI killing
27 May 2015 10:10
An unusual Eastern European-made gun was used to shoot a former senior member of the IRA in Belfast.
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Gerard 'Jock' Davison, 47, was shot dead in the Markets area of the city earlier this month.
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Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: "The weapon and bullets used were an Eastern European type called Makarov.
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"These 9mm bullets are unusual in as much as they will not work in most types of Western handgun. They are a slightly different size and can only be fired using a Makarov type gun.
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"This type of weapon and ammunition are extremely rare in Northern Ireland."
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The PSNI appealed for information about the murder on BBC's Crimewatch last night.
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Mr Davison, a grandfather and father-of-three, was targeted as he walked along Welsh Street towards a community centre on 9 May.
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In this latest appeal, police disclosed new details about the gunman's movements and the weapon used.
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He is described by witnesses as being about 1.70m (5'6") and was wearing a dark hooded rain jacket.
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He made his escape up an alleyway towards Stanfield Place, police said.
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