Thursday 24 May 2018

Man (30s) shot in hands and legs in 'brutal and savage attack'

Norglen Parade, Belfast. Picture: Google Maps
Norglen Parade, Belfast. Picture: Google Maps
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Sean Nolan

The Police Service of Northern Ireland are investigating what they describe as a "paramilitary style" shooting in west Belfast last night.

According to the PSNI, a man aged in his 30s was the victim of a ‘brutal and savage’ attack at around 9.30pm last night on Norglen Parade.

Detective Inspector Rowland said: “Police received a report, just before 9.30pm on Sunday evening, that a man had been shot a number of times at a grassed area in Norglen Parade.

“The man, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital following the incident where he is being treated for gunshot wounds to both hands and legs.”

“This was a brutal and savage attack on a man in a densely populated residential area and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 1371 17/09/17.

“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” 

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