16/10/2014

Man Shot In West Belfast

A man has been shot in a paramilitary-style shooting in west Belfast.

The incident occurred in the Downfine Walk area on the evening of Wednesday 15 October.

Just before 21:00 a man in his 20s was taken from a house by a group of masked men and brought to a green area, where he sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

Police have stated that it is believed a shotgun may have been used. After the shooting, one of the men involved is have made off on foot towards a nearby youth club. The rest of the group left the scene in a dark coloured saloon type car.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

Police have appealed for anyone with any information to contact CID in Woodbourne on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(IT/MH)

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