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Four adults escape injury after shots fired through front door in west Belfast

By Sara Neill

Published 03/04/2015

A mother and her son escaped injury when bullets were fired into their west Belfast home.

The gunmen stood on the pavement and fired two shots into the Falcarragh Drive property in the Lenadoon area at 10.15pm on Thursday.

The bullets passed through the front door and embedded in the stairs.

The 50-year-old woman, her teenage son and his two friends were in the house but were not hurt.

Police have yet to establish a motive for the attack, but it is feared it may have been paramilitaries issuing some kind of a warning.

SDLP councillor Tim Attwood criticised the "reckless" gunmen who struck in a built-up residential area.

He said: "This is a very serious incident that could have caused injury or loss of life in Lenadoon.

"There is no place for guns on the streets of Belfast.

"This was very traumatic for the people in the house at the time."

Detective Inspector Michelle Griffin called for witnesses to come forward, adding: "I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police."

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