http://www.irlnet.com/aprn/current/news/14fron.html An Phoblacht/Republican News Thursday 15 January 1998 [An Phoblacht/Republican News] Did RUC know of attack? AN PHOBLACHT HAS LEARNED that the RUC may have had prior knowledge of a loyalist attack on the night West Belfast man 28 year old Terry Enright was shot dead in the Space Club in Belfast city centre. The shooting took place in the early hours of Sunday morning 11 January. According to information we have received a senior RUC officer at the scene of the shooting said the RUC had information that a loyalist attack was planned and was overheard saying, ``we were told something was going to happen''. Our source said that the RUC officer claimed there was to be ``a high (secur loopbity) presence'' in the area because of the warning. However, according to other reports we received the only RUC patrol seen in the area actually passed the club, which is owned by a sister-in-law of PUP politician David Ervine, a short time before the killers' car. From our information the sequence of events at the time of the killing is: just after midnight an RUC patrol passthe Space Club and within minutes an AI taxi pulled up and some people who were going into the club got out. It was then that a red Sierra, with two gunmen on board, appeared and the driver opened fire. The driver fired from his seat while the passenger emerged, leaned across the roof and fired; both men had camouflage markings across their faces. Reports indicate that some of the club's bouncers were standing outside. Contrary to initial reports which said the shooting was indiscriminate, the firing was aimed at Terry Enright who, although hit in the stomach, managed to run down the narrow enclosed Talbot Street for about 40 or so yards before the passenger turned and fired. ``It was a corridor of death, there was nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,'' we were told. A witness to the events was adamant that the gunmen fired aimed shots and were quite cool in that the car didn't pull away from the scene immediately, but seemed to move off quite calmly. The car was later found burnt out in Severn Street in the East of the city.
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