Published Saturday, 11 September 2010
The pair, aged 23 and 25, were rushed to hospital, where they were treated for gunshot wounds to their left legs. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The paramilitary-type shootings took place at Etna Drive in the Ardoyne area of the city at around 11pm.
In a call to UTV, the Continuity IRA said they carried out the attacks. It is understood the dissident group are handing over drugs that they allegedly seized to a local parish priest.
Alliance North Belfast representative, Cllr Billy Webb, has expressed his revulsion at the shootings.
"I am disgusted by the perpetrators of this shooting. Attacks like this have no place in our society, it is a relic of the past. This act has achieved nothing except to cause pain and hurt in our community", he said.
"I hope these young men are able to make a speedy recover from their injuries. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."
Father Gary Donegan, from Holy Cross Church in the area, who spoke to one of the victims' family on Friday night, said: "It's just the whole shock and fear of this. And they're very upset at the nature of their son's injuries."
Police have appealed for information.
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