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Two men shot in Belfast 'punishment attack'

Two men have been shot in the legs in west Belfast, in what is believed to be a punishment shooting.

They were injured at about 8.45pm on Thursday night, in the Glenkeen area of Poleglass.

The victims, aged in their 30s, were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

A spokeswoman for the Belfast Trust said they are both in a stable condition and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

SDLP councillor Brian Heading said those who carried out apparent punishment shooting as acting against the community.

He said: “This incident bares all the hallmarks of a punishment shooting. The shooting of two people for whatever reason without any evidence of wrong doing is not the way the community want to deal with crime and criminal elements.

“Those who carried out the shooting do not act on behalf of the community they act against it.

“Policing must be left to the police who are accountable to the community for their actions. It is evidence that brings justice not kangaroo courts"

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