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12/10/2017

Shots Fired At House In North Belfast

Police have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a house in north Belfast.

The attack happened in the Upper Meadow Street area just before 7.25pm on Wednesday, 11 October.

A man, aged in his 30s, was inside the house at the time, however he was not injured but was left shaken.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: "Whilst nobody was injured as a result of this shooting it was a reckless act that could have easily resulted in death or serious injury and yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.
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"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 1186 of 11/10/17.

"Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

SDLP North Belfast Councillor Paul McCusker said: "The thugs behind this shooting have nothing to offer the people of this city. It’s through luck rather than design that we aren’t dealing with a tragedy after this reckless criminal act last night.

"These people need to get off the backs of our communities. They cannot rule through violence and fear. We are not going back to that.

"I would encourage anyone with any information to come forward to the police as soon as possible."

(CD)

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