20/10/2015

Man Shot In Both Legs In North Belfast

A man has been shot in both legs in north Belfast.

The shooting occurred in the Carlisle Parade area at approximately 8pm on Monday.

The victim, in his 20s, is being treated in hospital, however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the attack and has been detained by the police.

Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee condemned the attack.
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He said: "Again we see a self appointed gangs carrying out an attack on a man against the wishes of the vast majority of this community.

"These people offer nothing to the people of the New Lodge but threats and intimidation and they need to stop hiding behind the name of republicanism.

"There is no justification for attacks like this and those responsible need to stop acting against the interests of their community."

(CD/JP)

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