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West Belfast attack: Two men shot at Iveagh Street pigeon club

Published 30/11/2015

Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Men shot in Iveagh Street area of west Belfast

Two men have been shot in the legs in the Iveagh Street area of west Belfast

Police are at the scene of the shooting at Grosvenor Homing Pigeon Club near the Falls Road.

Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The incident was reported to have taken place shortly before 4pm.

The men been taken to hospital for treatment.

Sinn Fein councillor Ciaran Beattie said that the attack "showed a complete disregard for the community".

"There can be no place for guns in our society and these type of shootings need to stop immediately," he added.

SDLP West Belfast MLA Alex Attwood also condemned those responsible.

He said: "This is the third time in two weeks that guns have been used on the streets of West Belfast. Every attack is unjustified and the response to each and every attack must be unambiguous. People must provide information to the police.

"The community should now acknowledge what the few are attempting to achieve, those who use the gun seek to impose their will on the vast majority who are democratic. The response of the community must be as it was in past decades, a resolve to resist those who deny human rights, use the gun, oppose Irish democracy and undermine the rule of law."

Detective Inspector Nigel Snoddy is appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and who has any information to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101.

Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two men were shot. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

There are no further details at present.

This is a developing story and will be updated

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