30/11/2017

Man Shot In Both Legs In West Belfast

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

The victim was found in an alleyway in the Iris Court area at around 8.40pm on Wednesday, 29 November.

He is currently being treated in hospital, however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

SDLP Vice Chair Gerard McDonald condemned the attack.
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He said: "This is a quiet neighbourhood and those who violated that peace by viciously shooting a man in the legs are thugs who must face justice.

"The only way we can stop these people standing on the neck of our community is if people bring information forward to the police.

"If anyone saw anything suspicious last night or has any information relating to this attack, I would appeal to them to bring it forward as soon as possible."

(CD/JP)

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