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Man escapes injury after shot fired at Belfast house

Police and forensics at the scene of a shooting incident in the Spamount Street area of north Belfast on July 23rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police and forensics at the scene of a shooting incident in the Spamount Street area of north Belfast on July 23rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police and forensics at the scene of a shooting incident in the Spamount Street area of north Belfast on July 23rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police and forensics at the scene of a shooting incident in the Spamount Street area of north Belfast on July 23rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A man has escaped injury after a shot was fired at a house in north Belfast on Tuesday night.

Police received a report at 10.55pm that a bang, possibly from a shotgun, was heard at a house in the Spamount Street area.

They attended the scene and established a shot had been fired at the property.

A man, who was the only person in the house at the time, escaped injury.

The man reported two males running off onto Edlingham Street, in the direction of Stratheden Street.

One is described as wearing a light grey hooded top and the other is described as wearing a darker coloured hooded top.

Damage was caused to a window and to the inside of the property.

Detective Sergeant Corrigan described it as a "completely reckless attack".

"We are fortunate the occupant of the house, or indeed anyone else who may have been in the vicinity, wasn't injured," he said.

"We are working to establish a motive for the attack, and are appealing to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw any suspicious activity, including any persons or vehicles, to get in touch with detectives at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 2389 of 23/07/19.

Police and forensics at the scene of a shooting incident in the Spamount Street area of north Belfast on July 23rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police and forensics at the scene of a shooting incident in the Spamount Street area of north Belfast on July 23rd 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

"Alternatively, information can also be provided by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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