Gardai says they were not aware of any threat to the life of Andrew Allen, the Waterside man who was murdered in Buncrana on Thursday night.
He died after up to three men shot through a bedroom window at his home fatally wounding him in the upper torso area.
It is reported that the 24 year-old father of two fled Derry six months ago under threat of death from republican dissidents.
Despite this, Garda Press Office Spokesperson John Gilligan said gardai locally had no knowledge that Mr Allen’s life was in danger:
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