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Pictured: Shots fired through window at west Belfast house - gunman 'cheered' after attack

Two adults and three children inside

By Sue Doherty

Three children and two adults escaped injury in a shooting at a house in west Belfast.

It happened at around 1.30am on Monday in the Norglen Parade area.

A witness, who asked not to be named, told the Belfast Telegraph: "The gunman fired the shots from a wall just outside the property.

"He ran up an embankment facing the house and, as he jumped into a waiting getaway car on the main road, he cheered and shouted.

"The car horn also beeped a number of times as they sped off."

In a statement, Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey said: "Those behind firing shots at a family home in Norglen Parade must be condemned."

“They have endangered three young children and two adults in the house and have shown absolute disregard for this community."

He urged anyone with any information to contact the PSNI.

Police confirmed that a number of shots had been fired through the living room window.

"There were two adults and three children in the house at the time of the incident. Thankfully no one was injured as a result," Detective Sergeant Duffield said.

He asked anyone who noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area to ring Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference 74 of 03/07/17, or, if they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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