27/09/2002

Man injured in east Belfast lunch-time shooting

A man has been shot and slightly wounded in a gun attack in east Belfast.

The shooting occurred at 1.30pm and took place when the man was working on a car in a garage on the Isoline Street off the Castlereagh Road in Belfast.

The gunman, with what witnesses described as a scarf tied around his face, approached the man and fired several shots.

It is understood that the victim of the attack was struck and received a minor wound in the back by a bullet that may have ricocheted off the vehicle.

The area was cordoned off by security forces who are examining the scene.

(SP)

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