Belfast Telegraph

UDA blamed after person is shot at in north Belfast

By Jonathan Bell

Sources in Belfast last night claimed the UDA was behind a gun attack in the north of the city.

Shots were fired in the Tyndale area off the Ballysillan Road at around 9pm.

Witnesses said a number of shots were fired at an individual in the street. There were no reports of any injuries.

The attack comes just a day after loyalist paramilitaries issued a combined statement rejecting criminal activity.

"Given the positive steps taken by paramilitaries, this is just repulsive," said DUP councillor Dale Pankhurst, who lives on the street.

"The people don't want this, those behind it need to go away and anyone considering reprisals should just cease it."

PUP councillor Julie-Anne Corr-Johnson said a lot of people were dismayed at the "violent incident".

She added: "Whilst there is considerable speculation, it is at this stage too early to determine who was behind it."

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