Marie Moore

Marie Moore

Marie Moore’s son, Gary, was shot dead on 6th December 2000 as he worked on a building site close to Rathcoole housing estate in Newtownabbey.  The gunman, suspected to be a member of the UDA, approached Gary from behind and fired five bullets into him before escaping on foot.  Gary’s murder is believed to have been a revenge attack following the shooting of a Protestant taxi driver in Belfast the night before.  Gary, aged 30, had been commuting to the site from his home in Dungiven to earn money to buy Christmas presents for his two children.  Marie Moore had already lost two children in infancy.