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Miracle nobody was killed after shots were fired at man: Mallon

By Brett Campbell

A north Belfast MLA has said it was "miraculous" that no-one was killed when shots were fired at a man out walking in the Tyndale area.

Deputy SDLP leader Nichola Mallon condemned the attack which happened near Ballysillan Drive shortly after 8pm on Tuesday.

"It is shocking that someone would recklessly fire shots into a residential street," she said.

"It is a miracle that no-one was seriously injured or killed."

A further shot was discharged as the gunman ran from the scene.

No-one was injured in the attack.

Ms Mallon called for anyone with information to contact police who have appealed for information about suspicious cars or activity in the area.

Detective Inspector Rachel Wilson said officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw a tall man, aged in his 30s or 40s, who was dressed in a dark coat with his hood up.

It is believed the man, who was carrying a bag, left the area in a car.

"We are also investigating whether there is a link between this shooting and a black Vauxhall Vectra that was found burned-out in the Old Westland Road a short time later," Ms Wilson added.

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