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Two men wounded in 'barbaric' Belfast gun attacks

By Caitlin Curley

Published 17/07/2015

A bullet hole in the window of a house in Dunmurry where a man was shot in the chest
A bullet hole in the window of a house in Dunmurry where a man was shot in the chest
The scene of the shooting
Spamount Street where a man was shot in the leg in a derelict house on Wednesday night

Two men were victims of separate shootings in Belfast on Wednesday night.

A 31-year-old man was shot through his kitchen window in the chest at a house on Areema Drive in Dunmurry.

And a man in his 20s was shot in the leg at a house on Spamount Street in north Belfast.

Both men are in stable condition in the hospital.

SDLP MLA Alban Maginness said the attacks were characteristic of punishment shootings.

"It's a very barbaric attempt at imposing the will of an illegal organisation on a community," Mr Maginness said.

"It's absolutely obnoxious and doesn't represent law or order whatsoever."

Sinn Fein MLA Pat Sheehan also condemned the shootings.

"There is no place and no support for these actions in our community," he said.

"I'm calling on those responsible for these attacks to halt now and for arms to be removed from our streets once and for all."

Police are appealing for further information on the two shootings.

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