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Man dragged into alley and shot twice in the feet in north Belfast paramilitary style attack

Published 09/06/2016

Police at 2am in the Ardoyne Estate close to Jamaica Road after receiving reports that a man had been shot in the area (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Police at 2am in the Ardoyne Estate close to Jamaica Road after receiving reports that a man had been shot in the area (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers at 2am in the Ardoyne Estate close to Jamaica Road after receiving reports that a man had been shot in the area. (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers at 2am in the Ardoyne Estate close to Jamaica Road after receiving reports that a man had been shot in the area. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers at 2am in the Ardoyne Estate close to Jamaica Road after receiving reports that a man had been shot in the area. ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

A man has been dragged into an alley and shot twice in each foot in a paramilitary style attack in north Belfast.

It happened in the Jamaica Road area on Wednesday night.

It was reported that, shortly before 11pm, a 36-year-old man was walking along Jamaica Road in the direction of Ardoyne Road when he was confronted by three unknown males close to steps leading to Bonehill Park.

They dragged him into an alley and shot him twice in each foot. The man was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

The three males were described as wearing dark clothing and had scarves covering their faces.

Detective Inspector Mary White said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have been in this area and witnessed this incident, seen anything suspicious or have any other information about it to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime in Musgrave Police Station on 101.

"Alternatively if someone 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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