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Man shot in legs in paramilitary style shooting in north Belfast

A man in his 30s has been shot in the legs in a paramilitary style shooting in north Belfast.

It happened in the Jamaica Street area on Sunday night.

Detective Sergeant McCallum said "Police received reports shortly after 11.00pm that a man in his 30s had been shot in the legs. He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening."

SDLP north Belfast MLA Nichola Mallon condemned the shooting.

She said: “This brutal attack on a man while his children were sleeping upstairs was carried out by cowardly thugs. These types of attacks were wrong in the past and they're wrong now. They've no place in our society. I would urge anyone with any information about his horrific attack to contact the police as soon as possible."

Sinn Fein councillor Gerard McCabe said whoever was behind the shooting "wants to drag us back to the past".

Mr McCabe said: "The shooting of a man last night was wrong and I condemn it.

"Whoever was behind this shooting wants to drag us back to the past. It will not happen.

"There can be no justification for such actions and I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to bring it forward to the police.”

Police have appealed to anyone with information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1432 of 25/06/17. 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.

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