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New police appeal for information on Belfast shooting

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 19/02/2016

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Detectives have appealed for fresh information about a "ruthless and reckless" shooting in west Belfast three months ago.

A 41-year-old man is still fighting for life after being shot in the head near a school at Rossnareen Avenue on November 19.

The victim, a member of the Traveller community, suffered life-changing injuries and the attack is being treated as attempted murder, police said.

Det Insp Peter Mullan said: "We believe the two men came out of a vacant house in Rossnareen Avenue wearing high-visibility workmen's jackets.

"One approached the victim's car and opened fire with what we believe to have been a shotgun.

"They made off in a silver Honda Civic."

Detectives can be contacted at Musgrave police station on 101 or information can be provided anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Two men, aged 18 and 50, have appeared in court in connection with the investigation.

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