Belfast Telegraph

Man shot in knees in 'paramilitary-style shooting' in Belfast

A man has been injured in a "paramilitary-style shooting" in west Belfast, police said.

The 29-year-old man was shot in both knees and an ankle in the Cavendish Street area on Saturday night, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

He is the second man to be shot in a similar way in the city in the last week.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police are currently at the scene of a paramilitary-style shooting in the Cavendish Street area of west Belfast.

"A report was received at around 7.45pm that a 29-year-old man was shot in both knees and his right ankle.

"He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries."

On December 23, an 18-year-old man was left with what police said were "potentially life-changing injuries" when he was shot twice in the leg in the Pembroke Loop area of Dunmurry in the city's south west.

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