19/12/2002

Taxi driver survives gun attack

A taxi driver has escaped injury following a shooting incident in south Belfast last night.

The attack happened at the junction of Egmont Gardens and Utility Walk in south Belfast shortly before 3am.

As the driver went to pick up a fare, a lone masked man came towards his car brandishing a handgun. The taxi driver began to drive off and two shots were fired at the driver’s door.

The car and two spent cases have been taken away for examination.

Police are trying to establish a motive for the shooting and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

(AMcE)

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