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Man Killed In West Belfast Shooting

A man has died after being shot in west Belfast.

The attack happened in the Glenbawn Avenue area of Poleglass at around 8pm on Tuesday, 13 February.

It is believed he was shot in the chest.

Sinn Féin Councillor Stephen Magennis condemned the shooting and described it as "brutal".

He said: "I have spoken to some of the victim's family and friends and they are obviously devastated and in a state of shock.

"There can be absolutely no justification for this murder which was carried out in the most brutal fashion.
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"The people carrying out these attacks are bringing nothing but death and destruction. They need to be condemned and should get off the backs of this community.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this attack to bring it to the PSNI."

SDLP Councillor Brian Heading said the entire community is in shock.

He said: "Those responsible for this monstrous criminal act must be caught and they must be brought to justice. There is no room in this city or in this society for those intent on murder and mayhem and who will commit the most heinous crimes.

"I'm calling on anyone with information to please come forward to police. These thugs cannot be allowed to bully this strong community into silence. They cannot dominate us, we cannot let them."


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