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Shock at 'savage' Belfast shooting - Springfield Road remains cordoned off

A man is a critical condition following a shooting in west Belfast. The shooting happened outside a chip shop on the Springfield Road in Belfast. Police pictured at the scene on Tuesday morning. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
A man is a critical condition following a shooting in west Belfast. The shooting happened outside a chip shop on the Springfield Road in Belfast. Police pictured at the scene on Tuesday morning. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Police investigations are continuing on Tuesday at the scene of a Belfast shooting.

A 30-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after he was chased down the Springfield Road in the west of the city and gunned down.

It is understood the victim had just come out of a chip shop when his attackers pounced.

Police and forensics have remained on the scene since the incident which happened around 6.30pm on Monday.

SDLP west Belfast councillor Brian Heading condemned those responsible describing the incident as "savage".

He said: “People in this part of west Belfast are in shock this morning. You never become used to the news that one of your neighbours has been shot, it’s a numbing experience and it has once again created a chilling atmosphere for local people.

"This was a savage attack in the middle of a built up residential area. Those responsible have left one man critically ill in hospital and could have injured others.

"Who gives them the right to dole out rough justice? It’s certainly not the people of this community. They are criminal thugs and need to face justice.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information about the attackers to come forward and help the PSNI as soon as possible. There’s no room for these people in West Belfast. We need to make sure they’re caught as soon as possible.”

Police are appealing for information.

Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers carry out early morning searches in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast on July 23rd 2019 following a shooting (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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