12/08/2014

Man And Child Escape Shooting Unharmed

A man and a child have escaped uninjured after two shots were fired at a house in north Belfast on Monday evening.

The PSNI said the man and child were in the property at Westland Way at about 23:50 on Monday night, when the man heard two shots.

He went to the door and observed two strike marks. No other details are available at present, but police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister said: "Guns have no place on our streets. Somebody could have been seriously injured or killed in this incident.

"My thoughts are with those in the house at the time of this attack. This must have been a very traumatic incident. The people responsible for this shooting are very dangerous individuals who must be urgently apprehended by the Police, so I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the PSNI."

(IT/MH)

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