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Elderly couple and their grandchild survive after shots fired at a house in west Belfast

Published 16/07/2016

Three people including a young child have escaped injury after shots were fired at a house in West Belfast. The shooting incident happened in Tollnamona Court in the early hours of Saturday.The child, along with a man and woman, were uninjured after shots were fired through the front window and door of the house.
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Three people including a young child have escaped injury after shots were fired at a house in West Belfast. The shooting incident happened in Tollnamona Court in the early hours of Saturday.The child, along with a man and woman, were uninjured after shots were fired through the front window and door of the house. Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan
Pacemaker press 16/07/2016. Shots have been fired through the windows of a house in Tollnamona Court in West Belfast. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 16/07/2016. Shots have been fired through the windows of a house in Tollnamona Court in West Belfast. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 16/07/2016. Shots have been fired through the windows of a house in Tollnamona Court in West Belfast. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 16/07/2016. Shots have been fired through the windows of a house in Tollnamona Court in West Belfast. The shooting happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture Mark marlow/pacemaker press

A man, woman and child have survived after shots were fired at a house in the Tollnamona Court areas of west Belfast

The incident took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The PSNI say that they received a report that a number of shots were fired through the front window and door of the house at around 2.40am.

A man, woman and child who were upstairs in the house at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “We are currently working to establish a motive for this incident and I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101.”

Sinn Fein councillor Emma Groves has condemned the shooting.

"An elderly couple and their grandchild was in the home at the time of the shooting and thankfully no one was hurt," she said.

"Anyone with information about this incident should bring it forward to the PSNI."

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