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Carlisle Square shooting: Teenager shot in north Belfast

Published 09/05/2016

Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

A 17-year-old teenager has been shot in the leg in Carlisle Square in north Belfast.

The incident was reported to the police at around 7.30pm. It is understood that the teenager was shot a number of times in the leg. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The PSNI and paramedics attended the scene. It is the second shooting in the area in 24 hours.

At around 1am a man was shot a number of times in the New Lodge area. He was shot in an alleyway between Sheridan Street and Donore Court.

SDLP MLA Nichola Mallon said: "This is the second shooting to take place in the New Lodge area in the space of 24 hours. Over recent months in north Belfast people have been murdered and maimed by the actions of faceless self appointed judges, jurors and executioners.

"These barbaric kangaroo courts of the past cannot allowed to become a feature of our present. As a community we must stand together and against violence.

"I would urge anyone with any information about these shootings to contact the police so those responsible can be taken off our streets."

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly also condemned the attack.

"Two young men have already been killed in these type of attacks in north Belfast over recent months. The people behind these attacks have been rejected by the people of the north Belfast at the ballot box.

"The people of north Belfast will not let these armed gangs drag us back to the past."

Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )
Police and forensics at the scene where a teenager has been shot several times in the leg in the Carlisle Square area of north Belfast ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye )

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