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Man (25) charged with murder of Lurgan dad Shane Whitla

Shane Whitla murder

A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lurgan dad Shane Whitla.

Mr Whitla, who will be buried on Friday, was gunned down in an alleyway off Woodville Street – close to where lived – last Thursday evening.

He was found lying on the ground a short distance away in Lord Lurgan Park. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder in the seven days since, however, detectives have tonight (Thursday) charged a 25-year-old man with murder.

He is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Friday, January 20.

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