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Man shot in both legs in paramilitary style attack in west Belfast

Published 01/04/2015

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

A man has been taken to hospital after he was shot in each leg in a paramilitary style shooting in west Belfast.

It happened in the Lady Street area on Tuesday March 31.

At approximately 8.55pm, police received a report that a 26-year-old man had been shot once in each leg in the street.

 It is believed that two men, who were dressed in dark clothing, headed off on foot in the direction of McDonnell Street.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Sinn Fein councillor Mary McConville slammed those behind the shooting and said the PSNI need to do more to put an end to attacks.

The west Belfast councillor said: “The vast majority of people within the community do not want these type of attacks.

“Those behind them are not interested in the long-term welfare of the people of West Belfast or anywhere else.

“The PSNI need to do more to bring these type of attacks to an end.

“The people of West Belfast demand they put the necessary resources and focus into stopping these attacks.

“The people involved in these need to get off the back of the community.”

Detective Sergeant Dolores Black said: "I would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact CID at Musgrave 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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