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Man shot in Belfast 'punishment' attack

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Police at the scene. Pic Pacemaker

Police at the scene. Pic Pacemaker

Forensic officers examine the scene. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Forensic officers examine the scene. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Forensic officers examine the scene. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Forensic officers examine the scene. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

The incident happened in Ardmonagh Parade. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

The incident happened in Ardmonagh Parade. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene of Ardmonagh Parade shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene of Ardmonagh Parade shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene of the shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene of the shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene of the shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene of the shooting. Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Kevin Scott / Presseye

Police at the scene. Pic Pacemaker

A man aged in his 20s has been shot in a "punishment-style" attack in west Belfast, police have said.

The victim was shot in the leg in the Ardmonagh Parade area at around 7.40pm on Thursday.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Woodbourne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Belfast Telegraph