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A bullet hole in the front window of a house in Cranbrook Court that was attacked on Monday night

A bullet hole in the front window of a house in Cranbrook Court that was attacked on Monday night

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

A bullet hole in the front window of a house in Cranbrook Court that was attacked on Monday night

Shots were fired at a family home in Ardoyne in what has been described as a "reckless and cowardly attack".

The shots were fired through the living room window of a house in Cranbrook Court in north Belfast on Monday night shortly after 10pm.

The house is believed to be the home of a woman and a young child, who were not injured in the attack.

Sinn Fein councillor Ryan Murphy said: "Thankfully, no one has been injured in this cowardly attack, but we could have been looking at a real tragedy here. Local people are shocked and disgusted by this shooting.

"I condemn those responsible unreservedly and urge anyone with information on this shooting to bring it forward to the police."

SDLP Oldpark councillor Paul McCusker said the shooting was a "brutal attack" committed by criminals who should be brought to justice.

"No one can be allowed to intimidate this community," he added.

"Those responsible have nothing to offer people here.

"We are trying to build a better north Belfast and acts like this only make that harder. The (culprits) have to be faced down."

Belfast Telegraph