Incident Summary:

12/6/2000: Gary Moore, a Catholic construction worker, was shot and killed as he was working in a Protestant suburb of Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Two unidentified assailant approached Moore and shot him several times with a handgun, killing him instantly. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities blame the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) for the attack.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
County Antrim. A Protestant suburb of Belfast

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian
Specific Description Gary Moore, a Catholic construction worker
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Shawn Pogatchnik, "Anti-Catholic gunmen kill construction worker, wound cabbie," Associated Press, December 6, 2000.
"Finger pointed at loyalists after three men shot," Agence France-Presse, December 7, 2000.
"IRA denies killing Protestant taxi driver in Belfast," Reuters, December 8, 2000.