03/09/2008

Man Shot In Legs

There has been another 'paramilitary-style' shooting near Belfast.

A man has been taken to hospital after being shot in both legs on the outskirts of Lisburn and west Belfast.

Four men entered the man's home in the Laburnum Row area of Twinbrook shortly before 10.30pm on Tuesday, assaulted the man and then shot him, although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Police have not ruled out a possible paramilitary connection.

Last Friday a similar shooting incident took place in north Belfast's nationalist Ardoyne area.
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Three masked men, two armed with hand guns, are understood to have forced their way into a house where the man, 40, sustained wounds to his elbow, ankle and both knees.

The attack took place at Cranbrook Court.

That incident followed a similar attack in July, when masked men shot a father-of-three in both legs while his wife and six-year-old son wept in the kitchen.

That incident happened at Ardoyne's Jamaica Court in July.

See: Belfast Shooting Probed

(BMcC)

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