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North Belfast paramilitary-style shooting investigated by police

Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was shot in the legs in a paramilitary-style shooting in north Belfast.

Police received a report at around 10.40pm on May 17 that a man had been approached by three masked men in the Churchill Street area of New Lodge and was shot in the legs.

It is believed the incident happened at around 10.30pm.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Detective Constable Philip Cummings said: “While thankfully this young man's injuries are not life threatening, this was a brutal attack and yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.

“Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Churchill Street area between 10:15pm and 10:40pm and saw any suspicious behaviour, or anyone with information about this crime or who may be able to help identify the perpetrators."

Anyone with information should contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1555 of 17/05/18.

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