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Shot fired at a house in north Belfast in ‘reckless’ attack

One person was inside the property on Spamount Street at the time but was not injured.

A shot was fired at a house in north Belfast. (PA Archive)
A shot was fired at a house in north Belfast. (PA Archive)

A shot has been fired at a house in north Belfast in what has been described as a “reckless attack”.

One man who was inside the property on Spamount Street at the time was not injured.

Police are working to establish a motive.

The incident happened on Tuesday night at around 10.55pm, and may have involved a shotgun.

A PSNI spokesman described what happened as a “completely reckless attack”.

“Thankfully, a man, who was the only person in the house at the time, escaped injury,” he said.

“The man reported two males running off onto Edlingham Street, in the direction of Stratheden Street. One is described as wearing a light grey hooded top and the other is described as wearing a darker coloured hooded top.

“Damage was caused to a window and to the inside of the property.

“This was a completely reckless attack and we are fortunate the occupant of the house, or indeed anyone else who may have been in the vicinity, wasn’t injured.

“We are working to establish a motive for the attack, and are appealing to anyone who was in the area around this time and saw any suspicious activity, including any persons or vehicles, to get in touch with detectives at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 2389 of 23/07/19.”

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