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Belfast teen boy (17) shot three times in 'brutal and horrific' attack

Example of criminals exerting control on community, say police

A teenage boy was shot three times in an attack in west Belfast.

The 17-year-old was attacked in the Downfine Gardens area of Belfast just before 11pm on Thursday.

Detective Sergeant Mason said "Whilst these injuries are not believed to be life threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack. It is yet another example of how criminal elements seek to control communities through fear and violence.

"I would ask that anyone with information please contact Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 1450 of 13/07/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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