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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 17:58 GMT 18:58 UK
Man freed in funeral shots probe
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Shots were fired over the coffin of ex-leader of the Official IRA in Londonderry
A man held after shots were fired at a paramilitary funeral in Londonderry has been released without charge.

The shots were fired over the coffin of the former leader of the Official IRA in Londonderry and founding member of the INLA, John White.

A lone gunman emerged from the public toilets at the City Cemetery with a handgun at about 1130 BST, fired about eight times then ran off.

A police helicopter was overhead at the time. White, 60, died at the weekend.

Earlier, masked INLA men led the cortege from his home to requiem Mass at St Joseph's Chapel in the Galliagh area.

Police said a man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm in a public place.

He was later released without charge.

The IRA split in 1969 into two organisations - the Official IRA and the Provisional IRA.

The Official IRA declared a ceasefire in 1972 and the INLA was formed in 1974 after a further split within the organisation.






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