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Three shot in legs in city attack

Three men have been shot in the legs in Belfast.

They were attacked in Glenveagh Drive in the west of the city on Thursday night.

It is understood each man was hit once in each leg. They were taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The three victims were aged 18, 24 and 25.

Paul Maskey, Sinn Fein MP for West Belfast, said gun gangs had nothing to offer the community.

He said: "It is well-documented that the gangs responsible for these type of attacks are heavily involved in criminality themselves.

"They offer the community nothing but misery and the people can see through their hypocrisy of claiming to be helping the community.

"These gangs will not stop this community from moving forward and the sooner they get the message that they are not wanted, the better."

A PSNI spokesman said the motive for the attack was still under investigation.

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