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Two women escape injury after shots fired at house from passing car in west Belfast

By Claire Williamson

Published 11/08/2015

Two women have escaped injury after shots were fired at a house from a passing car in west Belfast.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the shooting incident in the Rodney Drive area during the early hours of Tuesday August 11.

At around 1.40am it was reported that a shot had been fired through the window of a house from a passing car.

Two women who were in the house at the time were not injured.

A silver coloured car was seen in the area at the time. A motive for the attack has not yet been established.

Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey condemned the attack.

He said: "This gun attack was wrong, served no purpose whatsoever and should be condemned.

"I have spoken to the women who were in the house when it happened and while thankfully neither were injured, they are understandably very shocked and shaken. 

"This incident has caused shock in the local community. They do not want this type of thing happening on their streets. 

"Anyone with any information on this attack should bring this forward to the police.” 

Detective Sergeant Natalie McNally is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that could assist the police investigation to contact Detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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