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Men injured in two separate Belfast shootings

Published 02/06/2016

The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
Shooting behind St. Kieran's Primary School in Poleglass on the outskirts of west Belfast.
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
The scene of a shooting in the Cranbrook Gardens area of Ardoyne on June 01 2016 in Belfast , Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Two men have been injured in separate shootings in north and west Belfast.

On Wednesday night a man aged in his 30s was shot in the leg close to a west Belfast primary school.

He was attacked in an alleyway in the Glenkeen area of Poleglass close to St Kieran's Primary School at around 10.20pm and is being treated in hospital for his injuries which police described as non-life threatening.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident a man was shot in both feet in north Belfast.

It happened at Cranbrook Gardens also on Wednesday.

Three men forced their way into the house at around 11.20pm and took the man outside where he was shot in both feet.

The bullets failed to get through the 30-year-old's footwear and the man was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his feet.

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly has condemned the two shooting.

The north Belfast MLA said: "I condemn last night’s shootings in Ardoyne and Poleglass.

“Those responsible for these shootings are at war with the community and have clearly learned nothing from the recent brutal murders of Conor McKee and Michael McGibbon.

“I would call on anyone with information on these attacks to bring it forward to the police.”

Police are appealing for information about both incidents to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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