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Man shot in Belfast 'punishment' attack

Published 18/02/2016

Police at the scene. Pic Pacemaker
Police at the scene. Pic Pacemaker
Forensic officers examine the scene. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Forensic officers examine the scene. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
The incident happened in Ardmonagh Parade. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Police at the scene of Ardmonagh Parade shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Police at the scene of the shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye
Police at the scene of the shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

A man aged in his 20s has been shot in a "punishment-style" attack in west Belfast, police have said.

The victim was shot in the leg in the Ardmonagh Parade area at around 7.40pm on Thursday.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Woodbourne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Or 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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