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Eliza Street Terrace gun attack: Police renew appeal after south Belfast shooting

Published 13/10/2016

Forensics officers at scene of the shooting in south Belfast
Forensics officers at scene of the shooting in south Belfast

Detectives have reissued an appeal for information following the shooting at Eliza Street Terrace in the Markets area of south Belfast last month.

A teenage girl and her grandmother had a lucky escape after their house near a primary school was targeted by a gunman at around 8.50pm on Wednesday 28 September.

It was reported that a number of shots had been fired through a kitchen window at the rear of a house in the area.

Residents of the house were left shocked, but no other injuries were reported. A bullet hit the floor near a 15-year-old girl and another struck the ceiling close to where her grandmother had been sitting minutes earlier.

Police forensics officers combed the streets for clues yesterday and the area was cordoned off.

Detective Inspector Paul Rowland said: "We revisited the scene last night (Wed 12 October) to speak with people in the area and I would again ask anyone with information about this incident, or who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area on Wednesday 28 September, to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1212 of 28/09/16.

"Or if anyone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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