Wednesday 13 November 2019

Man injured in shooting outside fast food outlet

Scene of the shooting on the Oldpark Road. Photo: Rebecca Black
Scene of the shooting on the Oldpark Road. Photo: Rebecca Black

Independent.ie Agencies

A man has been injured in a shooting at a fast food outlet on the Oldpark Road in north Belfast.

The man was been taken to hospital following the incident which was reported to police at around 5.40pm.

The PSNI say the man’s condition in hospital is not known at present.

The Oldpark Road has been closed by police and diversions are in place.

There are no further details at present.

SDLP North Belfast MLA Alban Maginness described the shooting as a "savage act of violence".

He said: "I’m sure I speak for the entire north Belfast community when I completely and utterly condemn the savage act of violence. The brutal and public nature of this attempted murder is an indication of the barbaric mentality of the individual who carried it out.

"This kind of criminality has no place in modern society and is completely at odds with the values held by the north Belfast community.

"While I am unaware as to his current condition I can only express by deepest sympathies for the victim’s family who must be greatly distressed at this time."

Belfast Telegraph

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