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Probe after shots fired at west Belfast house

Allan Preston

A child has escaped injury after shots were fired at a house in the middle of the night.

Detectives are investigating the shooting incident in Tollnamona Court in west Belfast in the early hours of Saturday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

It was reported that a number of shots were fired through the front window and door of the house at around 2.40am.

A man, woman and child who were upstairs in the house at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: "We are currently working to establish a motive for this incident and I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference 176 16/07/16.

"Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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